Charles Joseph Biederman (1906?2004) was a highly influential and iconoclastic American artist and theoretician who influenced the modernist movement both abroad and in the United States. He was particularly drawn to the relationship between nature and art, and wrote extensively on the subject?it became the topic of fourteen books that he ...
Charles Joseph Biederman (1906?2004) was a highly influential and iconoclastic American artist and theoretician who influenced the modernist movement both abroad and in the United States. He was particularly drawn to the relationship between nature and art, and wrote extensively on the subject?it became the topic of fourteen books that he published. Deeply engaged in theories of art and nature and art and science, he maintained a nine-year correspondence, eventually published, with the British quantum physicist and philosopher David Bohm. Biederman, Midwesterner by birth, held nature as the ultimate root of art, but insisted upon a wholly abstract translation of the natural into visual elements of color, plane, and form. He worked extensively in the medium of sculptural reliefs created in painted metal to execute his vision of creating pure visual forms; these reliefs became his most sought-after work. Biederman's work is represented in distinguished collections across the United States and Western Europe, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate, London, among many others. Susan C. Larsen is an art historian and former curator of the Permanent Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art. This monograph was initiated and researched by Neil Juhl Larsen (1956?2006), a brilliant friend and trusted colleague of the artist.
Fine in fine dust jacket. Stiff paper illustrated jacket with wide overlapping flaps. Trade paperback. Glued binding. 83 p. 9.5x8.5in. Color Illustrations. Chronology. Exhibition List. Audience: General/trade. Art & Design: American Abstract Modernism. Plates: Paintings; Constructions and Sculpture; Works on Paper. Biographical, philosophical essays, critiques.
VG, clean and tight, may havbe small ownership stamp. Turquoise wraps; orange pictorial dj; 84 pp. with 53 works in color with addtional figures. Catalogue from the exhibition held at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum. This is the expanded version of the catalogue published in 1999. Divided into sections on paintings, constructions and sculpture, and works on paper. With an enhanced chronology and list of works in the exhibition.
Used-Very Good. Charles Biederman (b. 1906) has been active in the avant-garde for three-quarters of a century. From his early experiments with cubism and surrealism to the brightly colored aluminum sculptures he constructed through the 1990s, he has pioneered art forms, styles, and theories. This book presents a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the career of this influential artist, and features full-color illustrations of dozens of Biederman's paintings, drawings, and signature three-dimensional aluminum constructions. Small tear at top edge in back. Otherwise book is in great shape. Neat, clean, and crisp. Tightly bound.
Excellent essays. Larsen and McDonnell are deserving of a more comprehensive monograph of Charles Biederman, incorporating essays about Biederman's writing during the 1990's.
The color reproductions are excellent. This publication is a most worthy addition to any serious art library.
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