Conversations about Sculpture


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Hal Foster, Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, will discuss the work of Richard Serra with Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director on February 19, 2019 at LACMA. Books can be ordered for pick up in the Resnick Pavillion Store by 5pm that day. 

Drawn from talks between celebrated artist Richard Serra and acclaimed art historian Hal Foster held over a fifteen-year period, Conversations about Sculpture offers revelations into Serra’s prolific six-decade career and the ideas that have informed his working practice. This book is both an intimate look at Serra’s life and work, with candid reflections on personal moments of discovery, and a provocative examination of sculptural form from antiquity to today. Serra and Foster explore such subjects as the artist’s work in steel mills as a young man; the impact of music, dance, and architecture on his art; the importance of materiality and site specificity to his aesthetic; the controversies and contradictions his work has faced; and his belief in sculpture as experience. They also discuss sources of inspiration—from Donatello and Brancusi to Japanese gardens and Machu Picchu—revealing a history of sculpture across time and culture through the eyes of one of the medium’s most brilliant figures.
Introduced with an insightful preface by Foster, this probing dialogue is beautifully illustrated with duotone images that bring to life both Serra's work and his key commitments.

- Paperback with flaps
- 272 pages, 7.5 × 10.5 × 0.8 inches
- 116 duotone illustrations
- 2018
SKU: 62589

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