Conversations about Sculpture



Conversations about SculptureThe Rhythm Of The Body Moving Through Space Has Been The Motivating Source Of Most Of My Work Richard Serra Drawn From Talks Between Celebrated Artist Richard Serra And Acclaimed Art Historian Hal Foster Held Over A Fifteen Year Period, This Volume Offers Revelations Into Serra S Prolific Six Decade Career And The Ideas That Have Informed His Working Practice Conversations About Sculpture Is Both An Intimate Look At Serra S Life And Work, With Candid Reflections On Personal Moments Of Discovery, And A Provocative Examination Of Sculptural Form From Antiquity To Today Serra And Foster Explore Such Subjects As The Artist S Work In Steel Mills As A Young Man The Impact Of Music, Dance, And Architecture On His Art The Importance Of Materiality And Site Specificity To His Aesthetic The Controversies And Contradictions His Work Has Faced And His Belief In Sculpture As Experience They Also Discuss Sources Of Inspiration From Donatello And Brancusi To Japanese Gardens And Machu Picchu Revealing A History Of Sculpture Across Time And Culture Through The Eyes Of One Of The Medium S Most Brilliant Figures Introduced With An Insightful Preface By Foster, This Probing Dialogue Is Beautifully Illustrated With Duotone Images That Bring To Life Both Serra S Work And His Key Commitments

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Conversations about Sculpture
  • Richard Serra
  • 05 November 2017
  • 0300235968

10 thoughts on “Conversations about Sculpture

  1. Caterina Pierre says:

    This is an excellent primary source book on the life and work of Richard Serra The book contains thirteen interviews between Hal Foster and Serra that cover a range of topics such as Serra s origins working in the steel industry as a young boy his films and early splash works and his influences, art historical and otherwise Serra s process is at the core of each interview From time to time Serra s wife Clara Weyergraf Serra suggests a notion or adds to the conversation her voice breaks up This is an excellent primary source book on the life and work of Richard Serra The book contains thirteen interviews between Hal Foster and Serra that cover a range of topics such as Serra s origins working in the steel industry as a young boy his films and early splash works and his influences, art historical and otherwise Serra s process is at the core of each interview From time to time Serra s wife Clara Weyergraf Serra suggests a notion or adds to the conversation her voice breaks up what could have been a monotonous situation While the book is meant for the field who else but art historians want to read about gestalt theory and tectonics for fun , it remains accessible to anyone who wants to listen in on a conversation between a leading art historian and arguably one of the best, and most controversial, sculptors of our era Of course, Tilted Arc is discussed, and I think Serra s position on what happened 30 years ago when the work was removed from Federal Plaza isnuanced now then it was at the time Anyway, the loss of Tilted Arc was everyone s loss, as we see it now My only criticism is that I would have liked to knowabout the surfaces of his work, how he attains that amazing skin of his works, that varies from a textile like drape, to a deep crackle, to a drip I was surprised at some of Serra s answers, in particular his dismissal of David Smith, whom I think lines up historically with Serra so well industrial process, attention to surface Foster asks some good questions nevertheless and keeps the conversation rolling throughout the book

  2. BW Diederich says:

    Very good, combative where needed I still get frustrated by Serra s attitude most of the time, his refusal to acknowledge impact end consequence, but Hal is such a great stand in, as enad of the work as I am and interested in Serra s views, but willing to push back and but up against.

  3. Pedro Alban says:

    Amazing book of interviews with an artist who doesn t need a curator speaking in order to make his ideas clear.

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