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Calder: Nonspace

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[Calder] is willing to believe equally in a nonspace as well as in space. Because of this, his stabiles (and his mobiles as well) are able to fill a given space without occupying it. "He has taken a given space and, by molding beautiful elements of steel around it, caused it to become nonspace." James Jones, 1963. Calder: Nonspace takes its title from a 1963 essay by American novelist James Jones, written after his encounter with a group of large-scale sculptures at Alexander Calder’s studio in Saché, France. In his essay, reprinted in this book, Jones astutely describes the artist’s extraordinary ability to create works that transform their environments, as Calder’s deep understanding of architectural and natural environments enabled him to reorder a viewer’s perception of the world surrounding his sculptures.

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  • English, Hardcover
  • 32 x 26 cm
  • 89 pages
  • 9783906915364
  • July 19

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Calder: Nonspace

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The Artist

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder was born in 1898, the second child of artist parents—his father was a sculptor and his mother a painter. In his mid-twenties, Calder moved to New York City, where he studied at the Art Students League and worked at the ‘National Police Gazette,’ illustrating sporting events and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Shortly after his move to Paris in 1926, Calder created his ‘Cirque Calder’ (1926–31), a complex and unique body of art. It wasn’t long before his performances of the ‘Cirque’ captured the attention of the Parisian avant-garde.
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