Phaidon Releases Carl Andre Monograph –

Phaidon have just released an awesome Carl Andre monograph that would make a great gift.  Check out the details below.


Things in Their Elements

By Alistair Rider

An Enlightening Monograph on the Groundbreaking Minimalist Artist

carl andre 258x300 Phaidon Releases Carl Andre Monograph   artmarketblog.comPhaidon Press is pleased to present the only monograph on the groundbreaking American minimalist sculptor Carl Andre.  With unique access to Andre’s studio and personal archives, author Alistair Rider sheds new light on this enigmatic artist. This monograph, beautifully presented in hardback, offers a comprehensive and insightful look at Carl Andre’s entire career. It includes never before published sketches and writings, and many contemporary installation photographs, as well as works in private collections and those in major international museums.

Best-known for his floor-based grid-like formations of breeze blocks, Carl Andre’s (b. 1935) work was a highly significant contribution to the increasing importance of site-specificity, space and material, and the development of installation art. Written by academic and Carl Andre expert, Alistair Rider, the title examines Andre’s role as a sculptor and installation artist, but also presents his rarely seen poetry and photography. Though the latter are lesser known than his sculptural work, they form an integral part of Andre’s oeuvre.

Born in 1935, Andre first entered the public eye in 1965, in ‘Shape and Structure’ at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery.  The following year, New York’s Jewish Museum included his controversial LEVER in its important exhibition ‘Primary Structures’, and he debuted his first solo show at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1970.  Since then Andre has had many exhibitions throughout the USA and Europe, and participated in group shows in major museums and galleries.  The artist lives and works in New York, and his work features in leading collections worldwide.

About the Author

Alistair Rider is a Lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews. He teaches classes on modern sculpture, critical theory, New York modernism and experimental art of the 1960s. In 2006, he co-edited an anthology of art criticism on Carl Andre (About Carl Andre: Critical Writings since 1965), and more recently has written on Robert Smithson, in ‘Arts of Isolation, Arts of Coalition’, in On Location: Siting Robert Smithson and his Contemporaries (2008). Articles on British Sculpture in the late 1960s (Royal Academy), Richard Long and Carl Andre (Getty Publications) are forthcoming.

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**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.comt Phaidon Releases Carl Andre Monograph, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.

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