Minimal/Maximal , collects essays about the American artist, Alexander Calder, (1898-1976) - close friend of Louisiana and permanent fixture with three sculptures in the Louisiana Sculpture Park since 1976. The book here focuses, among other things, on Calder's sheet metal mobiles, standing miniature mobiles and chess game that sheds light on the social and performative aspects of his work, showing how Calder moved effortlessly from the miniature to the monumental and back again.
The book, with essays by a number of European curators, explores, among other things, how Calder approached the effects of solidity and transparency, volume and void.
The book also looks at how Calder's small-scale sculptures reflected the public spectacle of his larger works, creating a "private drama" that encouraged direct participation.
Regardless of size, Calder's works used movement and interaction in unpredictable ways, and this illuminating book helps readers appreciate the important continuity of his oeuvre.
Dimensions: H: 26 x W: 21, bound
Author: Contributions of European curators, among others, Beryl Gilothwest, Elizabeth Hutton Turner, Joachim Jäger, Udo Kittelmann, Kaitlyn Kramer, Nina Schallenberg, Robert Slifkin, Maike Steinkamp