Sculpture today / Judith Collins.

Sculpture today / Judith Collins.
Collins, Judith, 1946-
London ; New York : Phaidon Press, 2007.
483 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
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NB198.C65 2007z
Includes bibliographical references (p. 476) and index.
"Sculpture Today is a survey of the astonishing changes that the art of sculpture has undergone from the 1960s onwards. Written from a global perspective and generously illustrated with almost 500 images, this seminal book takes the reader on a breathtaking journey through a story of evolving and often revolutionary attitudes to materials, methods and ideas. The result of these explorations is a vast diversity of contemporary art in three dimensions. As the heyday of Modernism drew to a close in the second half of the twentieth century, artists and critics began to see sculpture as a more vital discipline than painting because of its physical presence and immediacy. Consequently, sculptors journeyed into new realms--encompassing such varied topics as the human body, politics, identity, clothing, architecture , memory, anthropology and creating elaborate environments. Others addressed more traditional subjects - including nature, scale, surface and colour--while nevertheless taking them to unconventional ends"--Book jacket.
Glass: p. 24-25, 36, 45, 60, 66-67, 69, 96, 103-104, 110-111, 130, 135-137, 148-149, 153, 195, 213, 247, 253, 258, 260, 262-263, 352, 354, 359, 409, 422, 430, 438, 450. Neon and light sculpture: p. 134, 268-273.
Includes works by Kiki Smith, Marc Quinn, Isabel de Obaldia, Asta Groting, Chen Zen, Young Sun Lim, Josiah McElheny, Katharina Fritsch, Tobias Rehberger, Mario Merz, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Callum Morton, Mark Dion, Heri Dono, Luis Camnitzer, Dale Chihuly, Gary Webb, Larry Bell, Dan Graham, Katy Schimert, Roni Horn, Dan Flavin, Brigitte Kowanz, Bruce Naumann, Joseph Kosuth, David Batchelor, Erwin Redl, Ann Veronica Janssens, Gerhard Merz, Richard Wilson, Rei Naito, Simryn Gill, and Jan Vercruysse.
The figure --
The body fragmented --
Strange creatures --
Post-pop objects --
Architecture & furniture --
Cultural diversity --
Traditional materials --
Ephemeral effects --
Inspired by nature --
Colour, surface & light --
Memory --
Clothing --
Monumentality --
Installation --
Gravity --
Size & scale --
Accumulation --
Minimalism --
Artists' biographies --