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Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne : Nature Transformed

Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne : Nature Transformed

Publisher : Yale University Press
SKU: 9780300250848
R 471,75
A beautifully illustrated, concise critical analysis of the art, careers, and reception of the husband-wife team of artists known as Les Lalanne
October, 2021
A beautifully illustrated, concise critical analysis of the art, careers, and reception of the husband-wife team of artists known as Les Lalanne Francois-Xavier (1927-2008) and Claude (1925-2019) Lalanne were a husband-wife team of artists who created inventive and often surprising works that have been widely admired and collected since the 1960s. This book presents a carefully selected group of sculptures that focus on a shared preoccupation of the artists: the transformation of natural forms to serve new purposes, such as Francois-Xavier's giant grasshopper sculpture that opens into a bar and Claude's bench made of galvanized metal branches and vines such that it remains as much a forest as a place to sit. Critical analysis explores the full breadth of the artists' careers; considers the complex issues of reception and categorization of their work; and prompts a reevaluation of the place their art occupies in the context of art museums, all while encouraging readers to consider relationships among nature, art, and their own encounters with both.
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ISBN13 9780300250848
Publisher Yale University Press
Contributor By (author) Kathleen M. Morris
Publication Date 2021-10-26
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 128
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 229 X 267 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 666
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A beautifully illustrated, concise critical analysis of the art, careers, and reception of the husband-wife team of artists known as Les Lalanne Francois-Xavier (1927-2008) and Claude (1925-2019) Lalanne were a husband-wife team of artists who created inventive and often surprising works that have been widely admired and collected since the 1960s. This book presents a carefully selected group of sculptures that focus on a shared preoccupation of the artists: the transformation of natural forms to serve new purposes, such as Francois-Xavier's giant grasshopper sculpture that opens into a bar and Claude's bench made of galvanized metal branches and vines such that it remains as much a forest as a place to sit. Critical analysis explores the full breadth of the artists' careers; considers the complex issues of reception and categorization of their work; and prompts a reevaluation of the place their art occupies in the context of art museums, all while encouraging readers to consider relationships among nature, art, and their own encounters with both.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780300250848
Publisher Yale University Press
Contributor By (author) Kathleen M. Morris
Publication Date 2021-10-26
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 128
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 229 X 267 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 666
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