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David Smith in Two Dimensions: Photography and the Matter of Sculpture.
SMITH. Hamill, Sarah.
David Smith in Two Dimensions: Photography and the Matter of Sculpture.
How does photography shape the way we see sculpture? In David Smith in Two Dimensions, Sarah Hamill broaches this question through an in-depth consideration of the photography of American sculptor David Smith (1906-1965). Smith was a modernist known for radically shifting the terms of sculpture, a medium traditionally defined by casting, modeling, and carving. He was the first to use industrial welding as a sustained technique for large-scale sculpture, influencing a generation of minimalists to come. What is less known about Smith is his use of the camera to document his own sculptures as well as everyday objects, spaces, and bodies. His photographs of sculptures were published in countless exhibition catalogs, journals, and newspapers, often as anonymous illustrations. Far from being neutral images, these photographs direct a pictorial encounter with spatial form and structure the public display of his work.

Category: Fine Art, Art Monographs
Binding: Cl.
Pages: 296 pp
Publisher: University of California Press.
Year: 2014.
Publication Place: Berkeley,
ISBN: 9780520280342
Book Id: 97335

Price: $49.95

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