Calder: mobiles and stabiles by Michel Ragon

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  • Calder, Alexander, -- 1898-1976.

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Other titlesCharles Rand Penney Collection
SeriesPetite encyclopédie de l"art -- 87
The Physical Object
Pagination[10] p.
Number of Pages10
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Open LibraryOL22856889M

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Alexander Calder - Alexander Calder - Mobiles and stabiles: In Calder married Louisa James, a grandniece of author Henry James; the couple eventually had two children, Sandra and Mary.

By mid Calder had returned to New York City. He set up studios both in the city and in an old icehouse on a Roxbury, Connecticut, farm that became his main residence for the rest of his life.

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More. Second volume of a wide-ranging biography gives us the fun-loving, sophisticated man, as his work developed from delicate mobiles to firmly grounded ‘stabiles’ David D'Arcy 26th June   Calder: mobiles and stabiles book studied drawing and painting in New York, and became a commercial sketch artist: his first book, Animal Sketching (), was illustrated with studies of animals in motion, drawn at the.

A Balancing Act: Calder's Stabiles The inventor of the mobile and stabile was the American artist, Alexander Calder. In this lesson students will create kinetic art. Stabile, type of stationary abstract sculpture, developed by the 20th-century American artist Alexander Calder and usually characterized by simple forms executed in sheet metal; the term, coined in reference to Calder’s work by Jean Arp in (compare mobile), was later applied to similar works by other artists.

The increasing monumentality of Calder’s stabiles contributed significantly. Alexander Calder (/ ˈ k ɔː l d ər /; J – Novem ) was an American sculptor who is best known for his innovative mobiles (kinetic sculptures powered by motors or air currents) that embrace chance in their aesthetic and his monumental public sculptures.

Born into a family of artists, Calder's work first gained attention in Paris in the s and was soon championed by.

Her mobiles have been on television, in large magazines as Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Parents, Dwell, Cookie, McGuire Furniture Catalog, and even on the fronts of college text books.

Her stabiles have been the actual awards given to architects. Calder was one of the most influential and pioneering artists of the 20th-century, transforming the very nature of sculpture by introducing the fourth dimension of time into art and the actuality of real-time experience into his work.

Explore the artist’s mobiles, stabiles, standing mobiles, and paintings spanning the s to the s. Mobiles by Julie Frith, Modern hanging mobile art sculptures and tabletop Calder: mobiles and stabiles book, custom color, size and design.

Baby mobiles, hanging kinetic wire art mobiles, original Calder styled mobile sculpture, custom coloring online. Work On Paper. NEXT SECTION: WORK BY LIFE PERIOD. Get this from a library. Calder: mobiles and stabiles. [Alexander Calder] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Calder, Alexander, Calder; mobiles and stabiles. New York, New American Library [] (OCoLC) Calder was pleased with his mobiles and they became very popular.

He made sculptures called stabiles as well. These sat on the ground. Stabiles did not move and like his mobiles, they looked different from different directions as people walked around them. Some of his stabiles looked like they wanted to move. Calder also combined two of his art.

Stabiles and mobiles "Verneuil Creations" are entirely handmade in France. In steel, inox and wood, they draw their inspiration from the art of the 40's to 60's. They are freely inspired by Pop Art or Kinetic Art and by artists such as Kandinsky, Vasarely or Calder.

Each Stabile is. Alexander Calder was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. A prodigious artist with a restless creative spirit. Besides creating his distinctive mobiles and stabiles, he was a painter, printmaker, miniaturist, book illustrator, designer of Read moreBrand: Alexander Calder.

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Conceptual Basis With a degree in mechanical engineering and a passion for the arts, Alexander Calder experimented with Kinetic art through the creation of two different types of sculpture: the mobile and the stabile. Composed of delicately balanced components that respond to air currents, Calder’s mobiles are graceful and poised.

In contrast, stabiles are non-moving sculptures. Build and rotate mobiles with the “Mobile Maker” interactive. Optional: write and exchange mathematical problems based on their mobiles.

To make a mobile offline, with art supplies, have students: Read Calder's mobile-making method and philosophy: "I used to begin with fairly complete drawings, but now I start by cutting out a lot of shapes. During his later years Calder produced many monumental stabiles and mobiles as public works for sites worldwide.

Man was commissioned for Montreal's Expo ' At 65 feet tall, its one of Calder's largest sculptures. Works such as Man contributed to the proliferation of public art during the second half of the 20 th century. Such grand stabiles. Atomic Mobiles are unique handmade mid century modern style kinetic hanging art mobiles, stabiles, and retro mod room dividers, wall art, and curtains, made in the USA.

Fun midcentury mobiles for your home decor and office. Custom mobile colors and sizes. Modern baby mobiles. This book is a critical biography of the artist and sculptor Alexander Calder. The development of his Mobiles and Stabiles is recorded from their origins in the s through to the mids when the book was written.

Museums continue to vie for Calder stabiles and mobiles. The City, a large stabile with a small mobile element in its center, was brought by Carlos Villaneuva for the Museo de Bellas Artes in. Mobiles, Stabiles and Sculptures by Alexander Calder. Ma in Sculpture. Mark Robinson. One final note, I remember reading a little while back about how the Eameses swapped an Alexander Calder mobile for a pair of wooden leopards that sat on their bookcase with filmmaker and artist Billy Wilder.

Pretty crazy if you ask me. This is a beautifully produced monograph on Alexander Calder was produced to coincide with an exhibition of some of his most famous works. He was one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century - this book and the exhibition concentrates on his mobiles and stabiles.

pages, 68 pages of plates, some of which are in color. I love books that talk about a famous person's humble beginnings in a way that kids can understand.

Most know Alexander Calder's art to be important in the 20th Century museum context, but how many know that he invented the mobile, and "stabiles" (enormous metal sculptures)?/5(79). Calder's monumental stationary sculptures are called stabiles. All mobiles and stabiles by VOLTA Paris are made from repurposed metal and entirely painted and assembled by hand in France.

They are already mounted and the only thing that you have to do when you receive it, is stick the ceiling fixture to the ceiling, wait for 24h to make sure it.

Alexander Calder created static sculptures called stabiles. A STABILE is a freestanding abstract sculpture or structure, typically of wire or sheet metal, in the style of a mobile but rigid and stationary.

This STABILE project requires a small amount of time and offers much creative opportunity for. Renowned for his mobiles and stabiles, he also created the beloved Calder Circus, an early performance piece now preserved at the Whitney Museum.

He was a contemporary and friend of Marcel Duchamp and Joan Miró and collaborated with Martha Graham. Alexander Calder is counted amongst the most important sculptors of the 20th century, as a representative of kinetic and abstract art; his mobiles and stabiles are recognisable today worldwide and can be seen in numerous European and world museums, as well as in the public areas of city after city.

The exhibition in the Art Pavilion in Zagreb. Calder Mobiles–Stabiles. Exhibition catalogue. Solo Exhibition Catalogue "Fantastic and Ingenious Constructions." Art News, vol. 37 (13 May ). Magazine, Exhibition Review "Mobile Sculptures in Gallery Shows." New York World-Telegram, 13 May Newspaper, Exhibition Review "Art to Move." Cue (13 May ).

Magazine, Exhibition Review. Alexander Calder () is a key presence in the history of modern art, and yet he is rarely seen or remembered in the context from which he initially emerged as an artist. When Calder became "Calder" – well known for his signature mobiles and stabiles – it was due to a.

Alexander Calder, one of America’s best-known and best-loved sculptors, famed for his kinetic abstract mobiles and huge grounded stabiles, was in many ways an artistic Renaissance man. In addition to his celebrated sculpture, he excelled at creating paintings, drawings, book illustrations, jewelry, tapestry, toys and stage sets.

Influenced by the work of Alexander Calder, Julie began making mobiles for fun. It didn’t take long before what she enjoyed doing turned into a profession, and in she started selling her own unique line of mobile sculptures. Where Calder had used metals and paint, Julie chose to make her mobiles of polished plastics and stainless steel.

About the artist: Alexander Calder, internationally famous by his mids, is renowned for developing a new idiom in modern art-the mobile. His works in this mode, from miniature to monumental, are called mobiles (suspended moving sculptures), standing mobiles (anchored moving sculptures) and stabiles (stationary constructions).

Calder’s Universe was written to accompany a touring exhibition of Calder’s work in Author Lipman was a collector who knew Calder socially. Sponsored by the Whitney Museum (curators of the exhibition), Lipman illustrates Calder’s lesser-known types of work as well as his popular mobiles, stabiles, wire sculptures, jewelry, and gouaches/5(3).

In the winter of Calder had a show of fairly large stabiles at Perls. The following winter a group of large stabiles was exhibited at Maeght’s in Paris; before the opening to the public, Maeght brought the entire show, consisting of 10 major stabiles.

Museums continue to vie for Calder stabiles and mobiles. The Samuel C. Williams Library hosted the event to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Calder’s graduation from Stevens Institute of Technology in with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He later went on to become one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century with his dramatic mobiles and stabiles sculptures.Los Angeles. Design Project.

"Alexander Calder, Mobiles, Stabiles, Jewelry; A Few Paintings by Paul Klee," September 27–Octono catalogue. New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Artists for Victory: An Exhibition of Contemporary American Art," December 7, –Februunnumbered cat.

(p. 23; awarded a Fourth Prize). The sculptural works “Calder Circus,” as well as many "mobiles" and "stabiles." AMERICAN MASTERS FILM. Alexander Calder the mobile. InCalder and his wife, Louisa James, moved to.

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