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Calder : the conquest of time : the early years, 1898-1940 / Jed Perl.

Perl, Jed, (author.).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jay Co PL - Portland B C148p (Text) 76383000455474 Adult Biographies Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 730.92 PER (Text) 78551000533864 Non-Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial B CALDER, ALEXANDER PERL (Text) 33946003274474 Biographies . End of Nonfiction section . 2nd Floor On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307272720
  • ISBN: 0307272729
  • Physical Description: viii, 687 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 607-649) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: "I was framed" -- Philadelphia -- Stirling and Nanette -- Father and son -- Pasadena -- Croton-on-Hudson -- The Panama-Pacific International Exposition -- The Stevens Institute of Technology -- Engineering -- The Art Students League -- Animal sketching -- Paris -- Cirque Calder -- Wire sculpture -- Rue Cels -- Louisa James -- Villa Brune -- Mondrian's studio -- Marriage -- Volumes--Vecteurs--Densités -- Mobiles -- Rue de la Colonie -- Painter Hill Road -- From Sandra to Socrate -- A very good year -- Mercury fountain -- A London season -- Turning forty -- The classical style.
Summary, etc.:
Alexander Calder is one of the most beloved and widely admired artists of the twentieth century. Anybody who has ever set foot in a museum knows him as the inventor of the mobile, America's unique contribution to modern art. But only now, forty years after the artist's death, is the full story of his life being told in this biography,which is based on unprecedented access to Calder's letters and papers as well as scores of interviews. Jed Perl shows us why Calder was--and remains--a barrier breaker, an avant-garde artist with mass appeal.
Subject: Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976.
Artists > United States > Biography.
Sculptors > United States > Biography.
Calder, Alexander 1898-1976.
Genre: Biographies.

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