Alexander Calder: Sculptures


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Alexander Calder: Sculptures was written by Giulio Carlo Argan, photos by Ugo Mulas

A great artist and a great photographer were close friends and the visible fruit of this relationship are the hundreds of photographs of Calder, his family, his works, and his houses in Roxbury and France taken by Mulas. The carefully selected photographs were chosen by Mulas's daughter, Melina, who is a well known photographer in her own right.

Argan writes that the photographer was able to capture 'with incredible delicacy the genetic affinity between the works and their creator, and at the same time their intimate contradiction, as if the lightness of the sculptures atoned for the sculptor's heavy bulk and their capriciousness matched his kind-hearted, unpredictable character'. 

An outstanding inventor of wire caricatures and animals, Calder (1898-1976) developed abstract sculptures with moving pieces in the early 1930s that are now called mobiles. Ugo Mulas (1928-1973) had enormous interest in the art world - he photographed the various Venice Biennali between 1954 and 1972, and recorded the New York art scene between 1964 and 1967.

- Paperback
- 64 pages, 10 x 7-1/2 inches
- Illustrated throughout
- 2008

SKU: 27007

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