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THE SCULPTOR'S EYE by Jan Greenberg


Looking at Contemporary American Art

by Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan

Age Range: 10 & up

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-385-30902-3
Publisher: Delacorte

 A companion to The Painter's Eye (1991, ALA Notable) that's equally enriching, intelligently organized, and provocative. Again taking a conceptual approach--with chapters on subjects, the use of space, and media--the authors illustrate their ideas with an excellent range of works. Ten sculptors are quoted extensively in interviews remarkable for individuality and the lucidity with which the artists express their aims and themes. The authors, too, share insights with marvelous clarity and enthusiasm (``simplicity of form does not necessarily mean simplicity of experience''; ``All works of art are about ideas and feelings''), building to their generalizations with specific analyses of the choices artists have made and the ways their works engage the viewer. In addition to color photos of the art, there are b&w photos of the artists at work. Handsome and inspiring--with a useful essay on contemporary art movements; 24 biographical notes on the sculptors; excellent four-page glossary with references to works cited; full citations for the art; list of sculpture gardens; bibliography (sources); index. (Nonfiction. 10+)