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Richard Serra: Torqued Ellipses

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ISBN13: 9780944521359
ISBN10: 0944521355
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The extraordinary installation of the Torqued Ellipses by Richard Serra at Dia on September 25, 1997 through June 14, 1998, is captured in this exhibition catalogue. Black and white photos document the ellipses as they are created at a steel mill in Baltimore and transported to and installed at Dia in New York. Photos of the models used for the finished pieces and reproductions of Serra's drawings give insight into the initial conception of the pieces. The interview with the artist by Lynne Cooke and Michael Govan concerns the concept and production of the Torqued Ellipses. Mark Taylor's essay documents Serra's development as a sculptor.

Synopsis:

Texts by Mark Taylor and Michael Govan. Interview with Lynne Cooke. This book documents a new series of large-scale metal sculptures Torqued Ellipse I, II, and Double Torqued Ellipse which display the openness and coadaptivity of complex systems. Not only are these works, as Serra stresses, "getting more complex", they are actually about complexity.

About the Author

Richard Serra was born in San Francisco in 1939. While in college, he supported himself by working in steel mills. His work, which stems from minimalist beginnings in the 60s and has been exhibited and permanently installed around the world, is famous for a physicality compounded by breathtaking size and weight. Serra lives in New York and Nova Scotia.

Lynne Cooke has been Curator at Dia Art Foundation since 1991. An art historian and critic, she has published extensively on contemporary art and taught in various institutions.

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tbostick, February 12, 2007 (view all comments by tbostick)
This is an excellent companion to viewing Serra's work. You can't view the pieces without wondering how they are fabricated, which is described in the book. More significant, the essay helps you understand how his experience in walking through zen gardens in Kyoto forced him to consider works that only unfold as you move through them. While these works need no explication to be fully enjoyed, the material in the book does enrich the experience and will certainly tempt you to view the works, a temptation that is well worth indulging.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780944521359
Publisher:
Dia Art Foundation
Location:
New York :
Other:
Serra, Richard
Author:
Cooke, Lynne
Author:
Serra, Richard
Author:
Govan, Michael
Subject:
Sculpture
Subject:
Exhibitions
Subject:
Themes, motives
Subject:
Serra, richard, 1939-
Subject:
Steel sculpture, American -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.
Subject:
Sculpture & Installation
Subject:
Serra, Richard - Exhibitions
Subject:
Steel sculpture, American - Themes, motives -
Subject:
Art - Sculpture
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical referencesp. 76-77.
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.19x10.77x.41 in. .95 lbs.

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Product details 96 pages Dia Art Foundation - English 9780944521359 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Texts by Mark Taylor and Michael Govan. Interview with Lynne Cooke. This book documents a new series of large-scale metal sculptures Torqued Ellipse I, II, and Double Torqued Ellipse which display the openness and coadaptivity of complex systems. Not only are these works, as Serra stresses, "getting more complex", they are actually about complexity.
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