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Constantin Brancusi, Vol. 12
Eric Shanes
0896599299
June 1989
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Shanes, a British painter and art historian, here reconciles the "formal simplicity" of Brancusi's (1876-1957) sculpture with its "richness of meaning." He treats the works thematically, dividing them into categories, following their chronological development and illustrating his analysis with his own photographs of the sculptures. A chapter about "The Natural World," for example, deals with the celebrated Bird in Space and Fish series. Although Brancusi's oeuvre lends itself well to this compartmentalized approach, the result is slightly fragmented. The last chapter fails to synthesize previous discussions, instead proffering generalities ("Brancusi elevated the idealism of Renaissance art to a new plane, creating a modern sculptural language in the process"). Some of the more challenging modernist issues...


Brancusi Cameo
Jose Maria Faerna
0810946939
Sept 1997
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
YA--Each of these volumes is arranged into three sections. First, the artist is introduced in the context of his time. The second part is a biographical sketch, accompanied by photographs of the artist. The third section consists of excellently reproduced, full-color photographs of the artist's work, with descriptive text and an overview of his career. Some of the works are not often seen, and are a feast for the eye. The clear grouping of information and the handsome layout, page design, and typography make these books appealing and accessible, even though they have no indexes. The texts are presented in a straightforward manner that is easy to understand. Suitable for research as well as for recreational reading.Turid Teague, Fairfax County Public Library, Copyright 1998 Cahners Business Information,...


Brancusi
Radu Varia
0789300214
November 1995
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This is a handsomely produced tribute to one of the 20th century's most influential sculptors. Written by a fellow national, the discursive text throws fascinating sidelights on Brancusi's Romanian heritage and art historical associations. An illuminating section evaluates the artist's monumental, uncompleted projects: the Targu-Jui ensemble, and the Temple of Meditation of Indore. The book's thoughtful analysis of sculptural processes, its comprehensive photographs, and its price make it a purchase for large and specialized collections. A catalogue raisonne of Brancusi's work will be forthcoming. Paula A. Baxter, Museum of Modern Art Lib., New YorkCopyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Brancusi
Radu Varia
0847825256
April 2003
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This is a handsomely produced tribute to one of the 20th century's most influential sculptors. Written by a fellow national, the discursive text throws fascinating sidelights on Brancusi's Romanian heritage and art historical associations. An illuminating section evaluates the artist's monumental, uncompleted projects: the Targu-Jui ensemble, and the Temple of Meditation of Indore. The book's thoughtful analysis of sculptural processes, its comprehensive photographs, and its price make it a purchase for large and specialized collections. A catalogue raisonne of Brancusi's work will be forthcoming. Paula A. Baxter, Museum of Modern Art Lib., New YorkCopyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Constantin Brancusi
Eric Shanes
0896599248
Dec 1989
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Shanes, a British painter and art historian, here reconciles the "formal simplicity" of Brancusi's (1876-1957) sculpture with its "richness of meaning." He treats the works thematically, dividing them into categories, following their chronological development and illustrating his analysis with his own photographs of the sculptures. A chapter about "The Natural World," for example, deals with the celebrated Bird in Space and Fish series. Although Brancusi's oeuvre lends itself well to this compartmentalized approach, the result is slightly fragmented. The last chapter fails to synthesize previous discussions, instead proffering generalities ("Brancusi elevated the idealism of Renaissance art to a new plane, creating a modern sculptural language in the process"). Some of the more challenging modernist issues...


Constantin Brancusi: Photographer
Elizabeth A. Brown
2843234093
June 2003
Hardcover
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Art and Philosophy: Brancusi, The Courage to Love, Vol. 17
Florence M. Hetzler (Editor)
0820415995
January 1992
Hardcover
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Colonne Sans Fin
Mircea Eliade
0819141623
October 1984
Hardcover
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Book Description
This French translation of the original English play, "The Endless Column" by Mircea Eliade, summarizes the philosophy of artist and philosopher, Constantin Brancusi. Probes the meaning of Brancusi's work and his silence after his well-known India visit. According to the play, the fact that Brancusi did not accomplish his Meditation Monument was due to the difficulty in putting the light of human contemplation into sculpture.

Language Notes
Text: Romanian, French (translation)

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The Semiotics of Visual Languages
Catalina Bogdan
0880334894
May 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Bogdan sets forth criteria and methods of a structural analysis of the pictorial language as a first step toward a more adequate understanding of the semiotic system of visual arts. A structural approach to this pictorial language is presented along with a discussion of an information-processing model applied to optical illusions and computer simulations, and treatment of specifically paradigmatic case studies. Bogdan also discusses the Funeral Monument of Targu Jiu by Constantin Brancusi, one of the most important innovators in modern art.

About the Author
Catalina Bogdan is professor of visual arts at Loyola University (New Orleans).


Constantin Brancusi: The Essence of Things
Carmen Gimenez (Editor)
1854375458
June 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
It's hard to imagine a more perfect depiction of love than "The Kiss," Constantin Brancusi's blocky stone sculpture of a nose-to-nose, belly-to-belly couple bound by encircling arms. Brancusi's powerful elemental shapes, carved from stone, wood, and marble, remain touchstones of modern art. But compared to contemporaries like Picasso and Modigliani, the Romania-born artist, who died in 1957, still remains something of an enigma. A slender, attractively designed book, Constantin Brancusi: The essence of things examines the artist's folkloric cultural and artistic heritage, his years in Paris and his revolutionary sculptural language. Along the way, the essayists attempt to refine the standard view of Brancusi as the poster boy for "truth to materials"-—the self-reliant peasant who struck a blow for modernism around 1907...


Contemporary Stone Sculpture: Aesthetics, Methods, Appreciation
Dona Z. Meilach
0887400892
June 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
There is currently a revival in the art of stone sculpture,-along contemporary lines-of the Golden Age in Greece and the Renaissance in Europe. Many noted twentieth-century sculptors are now working directly in stone. This book explains how to create modern stone sculpture, with hundreds of examples by today's top sculptors. Included are sculptures by Jean Arp, Constantin Brancusi, Max Bill, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, and many others, illustrated and explained with hundreds of clearly detailed photographs. This is also a how-to book, giving specific, step-by-step instructions for creating stone sculpture; describing various types of stone, how to select and transport it; telling how to carve the stone with hand tools and electric or pneumatic power tools; and providing the methods of finishing the work....


Earthworks and beyond: Contemporary Art in the Landscape
John Beardsley
0789202964
April 1997
Paperback
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Landscape Architecture, July 1998
Enormously useful and insightful. . . . The prose is brisk and informative . . . the elegant layout allows for the reader's independent insights.

Los Angeles Times, June 4, 1998
John Beardsley writes in a clear, jargon-free way.

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