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With more than 170 sculptures, drawings, and paintings, this is the first comprehensive view of the art of Renaissance man Arthur Carter. Successful in journalism and business, and trained as a classical pianist, Carter is an accomplished artist in the modernist tradition. His abstract sculptures allude to human gestures and interactions. Though firmly grounded, they appear on the verge of flight. Though silent, they suggest song. His lyrical drawings and rigorous paintings, often studies for sculptures, are informed by a deep familiarity with the artists he admires most: Mondrian, Kandinsky, Arp, Bracque, and Picasso.

Art historian and journalist Charles A. Riley II explores Carter's work, and Peter Kaplan, editor of the New York Observer, contributes an illuminating biographical essay. Arthur Carter: Sculptures, Drawings, and Paintings presents the compelling artistic vision of a fascinating man.

Synopsis:

Arthur Carterand#8217;s 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: and#8220;Only squares and circles, lines and ellipses,and#8221; he says, and#8220;can elegantly explain and simplify the complex meaning of life.and#8221; Art historian and journalist Charles A. Riley offers a compelling portrait of Carterand#8217;s mind and hand at work.

About the Author

Arthur Carter is an artist and the subject of Abramsand#8217; 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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ISBN:
9781419704529
Author:
Riley, Charles A.
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Author:
Kaplan, Peter
Subject:
Art - Sculpture
Subject:
Individual Artist
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
170 full-color illustrations
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.88 x 8.13 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Artists
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Drawing
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Individual Artists » Artists' Books
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Sculpture » General
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Children's » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General

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Product details 208 pages ABRAMS - English 9781419704529 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Arthur Carterand#8217;s 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: and#8220;Only squares and circles, lines and ellipses,and#8221; he says, and#8220;can elegantly explain and simplify the complex meaning of life.and#8221; Art historian and journalist Charles A. Riley offers a compelling portrait of Carterand#8217;s mind and hand at work.
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