Brancusi: the white work

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Skira, 2005 - Photography - 185 pages
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This catalog, published in conjunction with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Venice, documents the first major exhibition of Brancusi the photographer. While Brancusi's attraction to the medium is well-known, his photographs have always been seen as secondary to his other studio work. But the 96 photographs collected in this volume are to be seen as an oeuvre in their own right, formally autonomous, showing exceptional aesthetic and technical quality.The book opens new dimensions in space and time of Brancusi's work, especially for three plaster works featured: The Sleeping Muse, The Torso of a Youth, and The Baroness. The exceptional quality and openness of Brancusi-the photographer-gives vantage points on the aesthetic world beyond the realm of his bronze, marble, or wooden works.

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A Likeness
The Exhibition
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About the author (2005)

Paola Mola is an art historian specialized in sculpture, author of important essays on, among others, the work of Medardo Rosso, Adolfo Wildt and Constantin Brancusi. Marielle Tabart is curator of the Brancusi Atelier at the Industrial Creativity Section of the Paris Musée National d'Arte Moderne (MNAM-CCI), and one of the foremost experts on the sculptor's works.

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