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Animal Sketching
Alexander Calder
0486201295
June 1973
Paperback
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Book Description
Undisputed master of the simple expressive line. 141 full body sketches and enlarged details of animals in characteristic poses and movements.


The Essential Alexander Calder
Howard Greenfeld
0810958341
April 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The American sculptor Alexander Calder (1898-1976) was one of the most inventive and beloved artists of his time. He was best known for his mobiles--hanging, dangling, perfectly balanced innovative sculptures that twist and orbit in the breeze--and for his stabiles, stationary sculptures, often enormous, that grace and enliven public spaces around the world.


Alexander Calder
Jacob Baal-Teshuva
3822876429
September 1998
Paperback
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From Booklist
In art, mobile and Alexander Calder are synonymous. Indeed, without Calder, mobile might not be an art term at all. His constructions of brightly colored, flat metal shapes, some or all of which are suspended so that any current of air can move them, constitute a body of modern artwork that is genuinely popular as well as famous. They revive in adults the delighted fascination of an infant with shiny objects dangled just beyond its grasp. It is no surprise, then, to learn from Baal-Teshuva's enthusiastic sketch of Calder that he made toys, at first for his sister, when as young as eight and . . . never stopped. (Another nonsurprise is that his friend Miroinfluenced him; many Calder pieces would fit perfectly into a roomful of Miros.) He also made stabiles, or stable sculptures, paintings, and jewelry. A...


Selected Fables of Jean de La Fontaine
Jean de La Fontaine
0486218783
June 1968
Paperback
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Book Description
All the imagination, whimsy and invention that have made Alexander Calder’s mobiles and stabiles so popular. In this reprint, 36 fables (in rhymed translation by Eunice Clark) with a Calder drawing for each fable and 12 additional vignettes.


Calder
Carmen Gimenes (Editor)
0714844101
April 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
A beautifully produced monograph on one of the greatest sculptors of the twentieth century, comprising a critical essay, a superb selection of colour plates, and invaluable documentation of the artist’s writings, interviews, bibliography and exhibition history.


Alexander Calder, 1898-1976
Marla F. Prather
0300075189
Mar 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
The early work of any artist is often startling, and Alexander Calder's is particularly so. We think of Calder's sculpture as the epitome of crisp, Modernist forms--sometimes moving gently, as the mobiles and stabiles do. And we think of his paintings as filled with abstracted, biomorphic shapes. But the 1998 Calder retrospective showed that this American in Paris between the world wars began as a specialist in smoky nocturnes. This book, the catalog of that exhibition, carries Calder past all that, to 1930, when he was "shocked" into complete abstraction, as he said, by a visit to the studio of Piet Mondrian. The rest of the book details the development of an oeuvre, including bent-wire toys, carnival figures, and circus acrobats, that made Calder among the best-loved of 20th-century artists. It contains pictures of Calder...


How to Teach Art to Children
Tanya Skelton
1557998116
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether you're wondering for the first time what art concepts your students should experience or you are a teacher with years of practice looking for new ideas, you will find the projects of value in How to Teach Art to Children.
You get plenty of reproducibles and sequenced illustrations to guide students through the creation of artwork that incorporates concepts such as contrasting colors, curves and angles, and awareness of texture. A Textured Landscape Mural is just one example of an included project that brings together all of these concepts for students.
Each project and concept is supported by:
* Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions
* Complete list of materials needed
* Reproducible patterns
* Illustrations of individual components, sequence of assembly, and final product

A complete...


Fables of Aesop

0486217809
June 1967
Paperback
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Book Description
Rare 1931 Paris limited edition of Sir Roger l’Estrange translation, with 50 original drawings by Calder. 201 traditional fables in finest English rendition (17th cen.) beautifully complemented by Calder. "... a charming paperback facsimile ... wonderfully inventive drawings make a delightful, modern counterpoint..."—Saturday Review.


Baby Einstein: The ABCs of Art
Julie Aigner-Clark
0786808829
October 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Young children will discover the world of fine art in Baby Einstein's The ABCs of Art. Each letter of the alphabet is introduced to children though photographs of famous works of art from Van Gogh to Warhol. In addition to learning the alphabet, children will develop a lifelong love of art through exploring the pages of this beautifully illustrated book.


Alexander Calder
A. Schaefer
0613608437
Aug 2002
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Briefly examines the life and work of the twentieth-century American sculptor, describing and giving examples of his art. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


More than Words: The Art of the Illustrated Letter
Liza Kirwin
1568985231
October 2005
Hardcover
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Smithsonian Magazine, October, 2005
The witty warm missives in MORE THAN WORDS make one wonder if personal correspondence is in danger of dying today.

Wall Street Journal, 1/21/2006
Today, when illustrating a communication...is adding smiley-face emoticons to instant messages...this arrives like a letter from long-lost friend.

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Alexander Calder
Adam R. Schaefer
1403402876
April 2003
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Briefly examines the life and work of the twentieth-century American sculptor, describing and giving examples of his art.


Alexander Calder
Adam R. Schaefer
1403404933
August 2002
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Briefly examines the life and work of the twentieth-century American sculptor, describing and giving examples of his art. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Alexander Calder and His Magical Mobiles
Jean Lipman
0933920172
Apr 1981
Hardcover
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Book Description
Delightful volume captures the beauty and spirit of a favorite American artist.

Card catalog description
Describes the life and career of twentieth-century artist Alexander Calder and includes illustrations of a variety of his works and a guide to his sculptures in museums and public spaces.

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Calder in Connecticut
Alexander S. Rower
0847822494
June 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Perhaps the most influential and best loved of all twentieth-century sculptors, Alexander Calder worked primarily in Connecticut for several decades after settling in a Roxbury farmhouse in 1933. Connecticut provided a richly stimulating creative environment for him in the critical years when he developed his unique mobiles and stabiles and established his artistic reputation. This intimate and engaging portrait of Calder, at work and at play, offers new insight into how his art was shaped by the state's landscape, his home and studio, his family, and the fascinating circle of artists, writers, curators, and collectors who befriended him.

Engaging and authoritative, this visual biography includes many previously unpublished photographs, documents, and reproductions of little-known art works. An account of the...


Calder
Carmen Gimenez
0714846341
June 2006
Paperback
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