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Arthur Carters metal sculpture is a form of drawing in space, and so it is not surprising that analytical, exploratory drawing is the foundation of his practice as an artist. Arthur Carter: Studies for Construction reproduces more than 200 of his drawings, which reveal the attention to interval and rhythm of the trained classical musician that he is. Carter, who has spent much of his life in the upper reaches of finance and journalism, is an artist whose sense of reality is deeply grounded in the lyrical abstractions of geometry: “Only squares and circles, lines and ellipses,” he says, “can elegantly explain and simplify the complex meaning of life.” Art historian and journalist Charles A. Riley offers a compelling portrait of Carters mind and hand at work.

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Arthur Carter is an artist and the subject of Abrams Arthur Carter: Sculptures, Paintings, and Drawings. Charles A. Riley is an art historian, journalist, and entrepreneur. He is the author of Color Codes, Saints of Modern Art, and The Jazz Age in France.

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Riley, Charles A.
Art - Sculpture
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