Saturday, March 19, 2016
The Experience of Modern Sculpture: A Guide to Enjoying Works of the Past 100 Years
author: Philip F Palmedo
average rating: 4.00
book published: 2015
read at: 2016/03/19
date added: 2016/03/19
'The Experience of Modern Sculputure: A Guide to Enjoying Works of the Past 100 Years' by Philip F. Palmedo is a good survey into understanding modern sculpture. I appreciated the author's insights.
Have you ever looked at a piece of modern sculpture and wondered what the artist was thinking? Or felt yourself challenged to even consider the work to be "art"? This book explains what we need to consider when we look at sculpture, and it may bring a new awareness to the objects you look at.
Divided into sections based on the types of forms, there are sections that include the art of the human form, music and abstraction, sculptures that have movement, and even art in functional design. Throughout each chapter are full color photos of examples given in each chapter. Obviously, viewing a photo doesn't bring the same sort of understanding as viewing in person, but the pictures were very welcome.
The author writes at a common sense level, not so erudite as to exclude or belittle those beginning an understanding of sculpture. There are even a few humorous stories along the way, like the famous art piece that got thrown away by a custodian because it didn't look like art to him. I liked the book and it's appreciation of an often misunderstood, but sometimes profound art style.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Schiffer Publishing Ltd. and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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