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The Resource The nature of Arp, Catherine Craft ; with essays by Lewis Kachur, Walburga Krupp, Tessa Paneth-Pollak

The nature of Arp, Catherine Craft ; with essays by Lewis Kachur, Walburga Krupp, Tessa Paneth-Pollak

Label
The nature of Arp
Title
The nature of Arp
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Craft ; with essays by Lewis Kachur, Walburga Krupp, Tessa Paneth-Pollak
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Host institution
Issuing body
Organizer
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Over a career spanning more than six decades, Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966) produced a remarkably influential body of work in a rich variety of materials and formats, creating drawings, prints, books, textiles, collages, painted reliefs, and sculptures. Disillusioned by the destructiveness of World War I, Arp sought creative strategies analogous to processes found in nature, such as growth, gravity, decay, and chance. A founder of the Dada movement and a pioneer of abstraction, he developed a vocabulary of curving, organic forms that moved fluidly between abstraction and representation and became a common point of reference for several generations of artists. Born in the politically fraught region of Alsace, between France, Germany, and Switzerland, Arp responded to the crises of the early twentieth century with an adamant rejection of nationalism and militarism, along with a pioneering exploration of practices now common in today's global art world. Switching easily between Alsatian dialect, French, and German (signaled by the dual Jean/Hans of his name), Arp deftly negotated boundaries between cultures, movements, and mediums, at ease being identified as a Dadaist, a Surrealist, or an abstractionist, a painter or a sculptor, an artist or a poet. Defying the sectarian currents that would fuel two world wars, he befriended and collaborated with artists and writers of many different nationalities and sensibilities. Accompanying a major retrospective organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, this publication offers a richly illustrated and deeply research examination of Arp's life and work. Featuring more than ninety full-page color plates and numerous archival photographs, it reveals as never before Arp's contributions to modern art, the legacy of his commitement to an art drawing its inspiration from processes found in nature, and his embrace of interdisciplinary, collaborative means of expression. Essays by exhibition curator Catherine Craft and scholars Lewis Kachur, Walburga Krupp, and Tessa Paneth-Pollak explore Arp's wide-ranging, innovative body of work in relation to his forerunners and contemporaries, its subversive challenges to artistic convention, his response to two world wars, and his lifelong dedication to engagement with other artists, writers, and artisans. An introduction to the list of artworks assesses the state of reseach on the artist's complex oeuvre, and a biography and bibliography offer up-to-date references for understanding and appreciating Arp's extraordinary achievements."
Assigning source
--publisher's description, dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ISM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Craft, Catherine
Dewey number
730.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
NB553.A7
LC item number
A4 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1887-1966
  • 1887-1966
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Arp, Jean
  • Arp, Jean
  • Kachur, Lewis
  • Krupp, Walburga
  • Paneth-Pollak, Tessa
  • Nasher Sculpture Center
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arp, Jean
  • Arp, Jean
  • Arp, Jean
  • Sculpture, Abstract
  • Art, Abstract
  • Arts, Modern
  • Male artists
Target audience
specialized
Label
The nature of Arp, Catherine Craft ; with essays by Lewis Kachur, Walburga Krupp, Tessa Paneth-Pollak
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name organized by, and held at, the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas, September 15, 2018-January 6, 2019. Also to be held at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, April 12-September 2, 2019
Bar code
31223131773211
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-225)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword and acknowledgments / Jeremy Strick -- The nature(s) of Arp / Catherine Craft -- Strange addition: the "Arpocryphal" cardboard reliefs / Tessa Paneth-Pollak -- Der Arp ist da: exhibition presence and display practice / Lewis Kachur -- The artistic partnership of Jean (Hans) Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp / Walburga Krupp -- Plates -- List of works -- Biography
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
viii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780991233885
Lccn
2018459635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), photographs, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1076280270
Label
The nature of Arp, Catherine Craft ; with essays by Lewis Kachur, Walburga Krupp, Tessa Paneth-Pollak
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name organized by, and held at, the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas, September 15, 2018-January 6, 2019. Also to be held at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, April 12-September 2, 2019
Bar code
31223131773211
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-225)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword and acknowledgments / Jeremy Strick -- The nature(s) of Arp / Catherine Craft -- Strange addition: the "Arpocryphal" cardboard reliefs / Tessa Paneth-Pollak -- Der Arp ist da: exhibition presence and display practice / Lewis Kachur -- The artistic partnership of Jean (Hans) Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp / Walburga Krupp -- Plates -- List of works -- Biography
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
viii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780991233885
Lccn
2018459635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), photographs, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1076280270

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