Calder: The Conquest of Space, The Later Years 1940-1976
The concluding volume to the first biography of one of the most important, influential, and beloved twentieth-century sculptors – a vividly written, illuminating account of his triumphant later years.
This magnificent biography begins during World War II, when Calder – known to all as Sandy – and his wife, Louisa, opened their home to a stream of artists and writers in exile from Europe. In the postwar decades, they divided their time between the United States and France, as Calder made his first monumental public sculptures and received blockbuster commissions that included Expo ’67 in Montreal and the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Jed Perl makes clear how Calder’s radical sculptural imagination shaped the minimalist and kinetic art movements that emerged in the 1960s.
- Author: Jed Perl
- 688 pages