Constantin Brancusi and Richard Serra A Handbook of Possibilities

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Edited by: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel Texts by: Friedrich Teja Bach, Oliver Wick, Alfred Pacquement, Marielle Tabart, Raphaël Bouvier, Jacqueline Matisse Monnier, Jonathan Wood, Denise Ellenberger, Michelle White, Alexandra Parigoris, Ileana Parvu, Sam Keller Graphic Design: Heinz Hiltbrunner English 2011, 244 Pages, 176 Ills. Hardcover 1mm x 1mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2821-8
| Two revivers of sculpture in the twentieth century in an open dialogue

This volume is devoted to the seminal work of Constantin Brancusi (1876–1957) and Richard Serra (*1939 inSan Francisco).Central aspects of Brancusi’s oeuvre will be examined based on a concentrated selection of around thirty-five sculptures. The publication commences with his groundbreaking concept of sculpture, whose investigation of the essence of form is articulated through the reduction of volume. Organized like a retrospective, the book presents exemplary works in marble, bronze, wood, and plaster that were created over a period of almost four decades and deal with specific groups of themes.The investigation of this fundamental issue of the essence of sculpture and its possibilities continues with an examination of sculptures singled out from some of Richard Serra’s various creative periods. Juxtapostions of works by the two artists reveal shared characteristics as well as exciting differences, and allow us to once more experience the universal power of sculpture. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2820-1)  Exhibition schedule: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, May 22–September 21, 2011 | Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao October 8, 2011–April 15, 2012