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2015 new books
The Experience of Modern Sculpture:
A Guide to Enjoying Works of the Past 100 Years
Philip F. Palmedo
• A new approach to understanding and enjoying sculptures created during the past 100 years
• How 100+ modern sculptures link us to ancient art, science, and the world around us
• Step by step, you can finally learn to appreciate 20th and 21st century sculpture
Engagingly written and colorfully illustrated,
The Experience of Modern Sculpture
leads us to understand, and
take pleasure in, the sculpture of the 20th and 21st centuries. It helps us see the different facets of modernism:
the evolution of the figure, abstraction, land art, the new materials used in sculpture, and more. It shows us
howmodern sculpture has fascinating links to ancient art, to science, and to the world around us. Usingmore
than 100 examples by artists ranging fromWarhol and Picasso toOldenburg, Chicago, andHesse, the guide
focuses on how these pieces of art communicate. This new approach brings fresh insights to an important
area of art, and it deepens the pleasure we can get from the last hundred years of sculptural creativity.
Philip F. Palmedo
’s writings on art include articles, essays, monographs, and several books on modern
sculpture. He studied art history at Williams College and holds a PhD degree from MIT, where he serves
on the Council for the Arts.
Size: 9" x 12" • 156 color & b/w photos • 176 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4904-1 • hard cover • $45.00
FOR RELATED BOOKS SEE PAGE 29 • AVAILABLE IN July
Blacksmithing Techniques:
The Basics Explained Step by Step, Complete with 10 Projects
José Antonio Ares
• This comprehensive resource teaches basic techniques in 8 core areas—plus includes 10 step-by-step projects
• Over 500 detailed full-color photos help keep the learning clear and precise
• Introduces traditional techniques fromamodern perspective,withways today’s technology helps the craftsperson
The perfect resource for starting work inmetal forging, this guide introduces the traditional techniques from
a modern perspective. It focuses on the basics, and includes classic procedures of the craft like punching and
bending, as well as modern processes such as plasma cutting, heating with a blowtorch, or the use of manual
power tools. With clear instructions and over 500 detailed full-color photos throughout, the book introduces
the craft’smaterials and tools, fromthe rawmaterial (iron and steel), to the fuels, to the forge and its accessories.
Next, basic techniques in 8 key subject areas are taught step by step. The book includes instructions for 10
creative projects ranging from a cold-forged table trivet to a candelabra, and even a large sculpture applying
industrial processes. A creativity-inspiring photo gallery features a selection of pieces by artists worldwide.
José Antonio Ares
holds degrees in fine arts, printmaking, and sculpture. He works with various metals,
and also teaches technique as head of the studio at the School of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 502 color photos • 144 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4935-5 • hard cover • $29.99
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