Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi

Text by Carolyn Lanchner.

Author: Carolyn Lanchner

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870707872

Category: Art

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Text by Carolyn Lanchner.
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Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi

Three major essays discuss twentieth-century sculptor Constantin Brancusi's sources of inspiration, formal approach, the works' original presentation, as well as the artist's place in the artistic climate of Paris in the 1910s and 1920s, ...

Author: Friedrich Teja Bach

Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

ISBN: 0262523108

Category: Art

Page: 406

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Three major essays discuss twentieth-century sculptor Constantin Brancusi's sources of inspiration, formal approach, the works' original presentation, as well as the artist's place in the artistic climate of Paris in the 1910s and 1920s, and his use of non-Western sources. Reprint.
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Brancusi

Brancusi

In addition, this definitive new volume on Brancusi includes a chronology of the artist's life, a bibliography, a fully documented catalogue of Brancusi's complete oeuvre, and a unique concordance which collates the sculptures catalogued in ...

Author: Sidney Geist

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076001009013

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Page: 200

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...The universality of Brancusi, his paradoxical simplicity and inclusiveness, have never been more strikingly demonstrated than in Sidney Geist's study of the artist. The interpenetration of the sculptor's life and his art, and the beautifully logical course of his artistic evolution are brilliantly revealed by Mr. Geist, who is a reowned authority on Brancusi, a professor of art at Vassar, and a sculptor himself. Every facet of the work, including the graphics, is handsomely displayed in the numerous, large-scale illustrations. In addition, this definitive new volume on Brancusi includes a chronology of the artist's life, a bibliography, a fully documented catalogue of Brancusi's complete oeuvre, and a unique concordance which collates the sculptures catalogued in all the major books on Brancusi currently in print. -- from front flap.
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Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi

Brancusi is one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. He worked in wood, marble and stone, creating works of pure shapes which often took their inspiration from nature.

Author: Pierre Cabanne

Publisher: Pierre Terrail

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111940206

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Brancusi is one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. He worked in wood, marble and stone, creating works of pure shapes which often took their inspiration from nature.
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Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi

This is a substantial contribution to knowledge about Brancusi and his work which includes many illustrations never previously published.

Author: Sanda Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015034419369

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Sanda Miller is the first Western European historian to have subjected Brancusi to exhaustive analysis: being Romanian by birth, she has a full knowledge of the literature and is able to bring to bear Romanian memoirs, literary texts, histories, and recent scholarship with confidence and to make a new range of knowledge accessible to western readers. The material on Brancusi's childhood and training both as a craftsman and fine artist at the School of Arts and Crafts in Craiova and the Academy of Fine Arts in Bucharest respectively, provides a new basis for the assessment of his work, after as well as before his arrival in Paris. Brancusi is accepted as a major figure in histories of twentieth-century sculpture. Where the problems of sculpture, craft and materials, of formalism and the avant-garde or of 'primitivism' in modernism are concerned, he will remain a major figure to be discussed. This is a substantial contribution to knowledge about Brancusi and his work which includes many illustrations never previously published.
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Serra Brancusi

Serra Brancusi

"The starting point for this book is the work of Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957), as expressed in his reduction of volume to tease out formal essence.

Author: Constantin Brancusi

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: 377572821X

Category: Art

Page: 243

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"The starting point for this book is the work of Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957), as expressed in his reduction of volume to tease out formal essence. Some thirty-five exemplary works by Brancusi, among them 'The Kiss' and the 'Column of the Infinite', thus initiate a line of inquiry into the essence and the possibilities of sculpture, the discussion of which continues with a selection of works from different periods by Richard Serra (born 1939), whose art opens up new 'ways of seeing' to his viewers. The resulting juxtaposition of Brancusi's sensuous modeling of marble, bronze, wood, and plaster with Serra's minimalist steel sculptures set in motion a fascinating dialogue. The essays by Friedrich Teja Bach, Alfred Pacquement, Oliver Wick, and others conspire with the concentrated selection of works to underscore not only the contrasts between these two pioneering artists, but also their common ground enabling the reader to experience anew the universal power of sculpture." --Jacket.
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Brancusi Vs United States the Historic Trial 1928

Brancusi Vs  United States  the Historic Trial  1928

When Marcel Duchamp arrived in New York in October 1926 with a consignment of Brancusi sculptures for a one-man exhibition of the sculptor's work, a series of events began which resulted in a new definition of art in America.

Author: Constantin Brancusi

Publisher: Vilo Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105064091346

Category: Art museums

Page: 144

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When Marcel Duchamp arrived in New York in October 1926 with a consignment of Brancusi sculptures for a one-man exhibition of the sculptor's work, a series of events began which resulted in a new definition of art in America. The American Customs authorities denied Brancusi's sculptures the duty-free entry which normally applied to works of art, on the grounds that the works did not appear to be sculpture. Duchamp appealed on Brancusi's behalf, and the resulting trial, Brancusi vs. United States, became famous as the moment at which the legal definition ora work of art changed to embrace the modern. The trial focussed around the 1923 work, Bird in Space. Slender, tapered and bronze in color, with a mirror-like surface, to the authorities it appeared to be some kind of industrial object, certainly not one with the characteristics of art: Q: Why do you regard Exhibit I as not a work of art? A: It is too abstract and a misuse of the form of sculpture... I don't think it has the sense of beauty. Q: ... If it had been given a head to it would that have aroused that sense of beauty in you to designate it as art? Now, for the first time, the complete minutes of the trial are available -- reprinted from the original transcript preserved in the Museum of Modern Art Library, New York.
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Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi is one of the greatest of all sculptors, and a key sculptor of the modern era, with Rodin and Picasso. This book studies the religious and mythical dimensions of his 'eggs', 'fishes', 'heads' and 'columns'.

Author: James Pearson

Publisher: Crescent Moon Pub

ISBN: 1861710232

Category: Art

Page: 112

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Constantin Brancusi is one of the greatest of all sculptors, and a key sculptor of the modern era, with Rodin and Picasso. This book studies the religious and mythical dimensions of his 'eggs', 'fishes', 'heads' and 'columns'. His central quest was for the 'essence of things', which resulted in purifying a form until the essence was left.
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Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi

Author: Elizabeth A. Brown

Publisher: Art Books International Limited

ISBN: PSU:000031329699

Category: Art

Page: 79

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Brancusi as Photographer

Brancusi as Photographer

Author: Constantin Brancusi

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031938934

Category: Photography

Page: 4

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Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi

Author: Constantin Brâncuşi

Publisher:

ISBN: 1935263277

Category: Ausstellung

Page: 52

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Brancusi

Brancusi

But the 96 photographs collected in this volume are to be seen as an oeuvre in their own right, formally autonomous, showing exceptional aesthetic and technical quality.The book opens new dimensions in space and time of Brancusi's work, ...

Author: Constantin Brancusi

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058764278

Category: Photography

Page: 185

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This catalog, published in conjunction with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Venice, documents the first major exhibition of Brancusi the photographer. While Brancusi's attraction to the medium is well-known, his photographs have always been seen as secondary to his other studio work. But the 96 photographs collected in this volume are to be seen as an oeuvre in their own right, formally autonomous, showing exceptional aesthetic and technical quality.The book opens new dimensions in space and time of Brancusi's work, especially for three plaster works featured: The Sleeping Muse, The Torso of a Youth, and The Baroness. The exceptional quality and openness of Brancusi-the photographer-gives vantage points on the aesthetic world beyond the realm of his bronze, marble, or wooden works.
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Brancusi Cameo

Brancusi Cameo

Introduces the artist, examines his work in the context of his time, and offers reproductions of some of his pieces

Author: Constantin Brancusi

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015046899160

Category: Art

Page: 64

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Introduces the artist, examines his work in the context of his time, and offers reproductions of some of his pieces
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Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi

An examination of the work of one of the twentieth century's most important sculptors presents forty of his most essential works, complete with photographs of his studio and essays that dissect the importance and influence of his craft.

Author: Carmen Gimenez

Publisher: Tate

ISBN: 1854375458

Category: Art

Page: 144

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An examination of the work of one of the twentieth century's most important sculptors presents forty of his most essential works, complete with photographs of his studio and essays that dissect the importance and influence of his craft.
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Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi

" "In this fascinating book, Anna C. Chave explodes many of the myths about Brancusi, offering a revised view of the sculptor as an artist creatively responding to avant-garde and social concerns of his day.

Author: Anna Chave

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300055269

Category: Art

Page: 335

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"Constantin Brancusi - the most influential sculptor of the twentieth century - is usually viewed as a sculptor of pure, perfect, essential forms and as a lone visionary and exotic peasant-sage, aloof from both the social concerns of his age and from avant-garde affiliations." "In this fascinating book, Anna C. Chave explodes many of the myths about Brancusi, offering a revised view of the sculptor as an artist creatively responding to avant-garde and social concerns of his day. Using both feminist and social-historical lenses to view Brancusi's art, she explores the complex ways in which his works undermine established cultural hierarchies, challenge the fixed nature of sexual identity, and renounce notions of mastery and authority. She discusses, most specifically, how the imperiled status of the subject in an alienated, technological age is addressed by Brancusi's fragmented figures and by the displacement of the masculine by the feminine subject in his production; how the inward-looking, modern subject is invoked by Brancusi's polished, mirroring sculptures, which invite narcissistic reflection; how the changing status of the handmade object in the age of mass production is suggested by Brancusi's use of repetition; how the perceived erosion of gender boundaries in the modern age is treated in numerous sculptures involving scrambled sexual signs; and how the search for new means of transcendence and liberation is evinced in the reinvigorated image of sexual love and spiritual striving glimpsed in certain of Brancusi's most important works. By examining these achievements and his reimagining of the concept of the base - which he generally poised in a dialogic and shifting relation to his sculpture - Chave shows how Brancusi shifted the foundations of art."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi

Author: Carola Giedion-Welcker

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:993475074

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Page: 240

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