Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture From Paris to New York

Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture From Paris to New York
Library Shelf Location 04.SURR
Publication Date 2015

Marvelous Objects delineates a dialogue between the two dominant modes of sculpture that evolved in tandem within the surrealist movement found-object assemblages and nature-inspired biomorphism. The book offers a continuous narrative of contributions by both European and American surrealist artists from the early 1920s through the late 1940s. Artists from France, Germany, Britain, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States established Surrealism as transnational from the outset. Key artists who incorporated found objects in their works include Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, Hans Bellmer, and Joseph Cornell. The biomorphists encompass Jean Arp, Max Ernst, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Isamu Noguchi. In addition, Alberto Giacometti, Alexander Calder and David Smith, are highlighted for their game-changing innovations that influenced the evolution of modern sculpture. Nearly two hundred illustrations and a selection of historical texts accompany the insightful essay and chronology by Valerie J. Fletcher. Fans of Surrealism and those new to the genre will appreciate this book s in-depth approach to its innovative and influential three-dimensional masterpieces.

ISBN 9783791354651
Quantity 1
Pages 192p; 28.4 x 25.4 x 2.3 cm
Author Valerie J Fletcher
Format Hardback
Publishers Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, Prestel Publishing, New York
Categories Sculpture, Art Styles and Movements
Keyword Surrealism
Language English

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