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THE FIGURE IN AMERICAN SCULPTURE: A QUESTION OF MODERNITY. Ilene Susan Fort et al. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1995. Published in association with University of Washington Press, Seattle. 248 pp. with 196 ills. (36 col.). 31 x 23 cm. LC 94-72856 ISBN 0295974370 In English.
A rigorous reappraisal of the achievements of modernist American sculptors from the turn of the century to the 1940s that illuminates the central role of the human form in their work, this scholarly catalogue presents more than 100 stylistically diverse pieces by Alexander Calder, Paul Manship, Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Archipenko, Elie Nadelman, Gaston Lachaise, Augusta Savage, Seymour Lipton, Chaim Gross, Malvina Hoffman, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and 70 other prominent and lesser-known figures. Augmented by critical profiles of the featured artists, seven substantial essays include discussions of such topics as the crucial influence of Auguste Rodin on the development of a modernist sculptural aesthetic in the United States, the emergence of "genre sculpture" as a vehicle for social and political commentary, the inventive appropriation of archaic, exotic and folk art motifs by avant-garde American sculptors, and the varied approaches to figuration reflected in the works of women and African American artists of the period.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945 — Sculpture
Plans: 01,05,07,08,09,17,22
Worldwide Number: 024978
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