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Harry Bertoia Monoprints

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Harry Bertoia Monoprints

Nancy N. Schiffer

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American sculptor, designer, print artist Harry Bertoia (1915-1978) made thousands of monoprints on rice paper to record his shape ideas. Many ultimately became the basis of sculptures during his forty-year career. Here over 1500 of his fascinating monoprints are presented with their identifying numbers and dimensions. The importance of these artworks to Bertoia’s career is acknowledged. Contributions to the text from Bertoia’s children present their feelings when they see these astounding images and recall the years of enthusiastic discussions with their father. The book adds an important volume to references about Harry Bertoia’s work, which includes sculpture as commissions for institutions throughout America.

Size: 9″ x 12″ | 1534 images | 304 pp
ISBN13: 9780764338502 | Binding: hard cover


Nancy N. Schiffer is an art historian and editor with a keen interest in fine craftsmanship. She collects 20th century sculpture and has written many books on decorative arts subjects.