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Author Serra, Richard, 1938- artist

Title Conversations about sculpture / Richard Serra, Hal Foster
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (266 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Sand Dunes and Steel Mills; Down and Dirty Minimalism; To Lift, To Splash, To Prop?.?.?; Specific Sites; Prime Objects; Torqued Shapes; Passages and Intervals; Symbolic Forms; Structure, Surface, Speed; History Doesn't Go Away; Sculpture Hadn't Dealt with Steel; Controversies; Contradictions; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Illustration Credits
Summary Drawn from talks between celebrated artist Richard Serra (b. 1938) and acclaimed art historian Hal Foster held over a fifteen-year period, this volume offers revelations into Serra's prolific six-decade career and the ideas that have informed his working practice. Conversations about Sculpture is both an intimate look at Serra's life and work, with candid reflections on personal moments of discovery, and a provocative examination of sculptural form from antiquity to today. Serra and Foster explore such subjects as the artist's work in steel mills as a young man; the impact of music, dance, and architecture on his art; the importance of materiality and site specificity to his aesthetic; the controversies and contradictions his work has faced; and his belief in sculpture as experience. They also discuss sources of inspiration-from Donatello and Brancusi to Japanese gardens and Machu Picchu-revealing a history of sculpture across time and culture through the eyes of one of the medium's most brilliant figures.Introduced with an insightful preface by Foster, this probing dialogue is beautifully illustrated with duotone images that bring to life both Serra's work and his key commitments
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-259) and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-259) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Serra, Richard, 1938- -- Interviews.
Serra, Richard, 1938- -- Aesthetics.
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Form Electronic book
Author Foster, Hal, interviewer, writer of preface
ISBN 0300238428 (electronic bk.)
9780300238426 (electronic bk.)