GABO Portrait of a Sculpture
Author: Dees Linders, Siebe Thissen, Patricia van Ulzen, Eleonoor Jap Sam (eds.) Publisher: Jap Sam Year: 2022 ISBN: 978-94-92852-27-4 Hardcover Dutch, English, 224 Pages Condition: NEW
The book 'GABO. Portrait of a Sculpture' focuses on one artwork: Gabo’s sculpture for department store De Bijenkorf on the Coolsingel in Rotterdam. The history of this untitled sculpture by Gabo is interwoven with the history of the city in many ways. The immediate reason for the publication is the completed and long-awaited restoration of the work. The book examines the sculpture from many angles: the history of the sculpture then and now as well as its relationship to Rotterdam, the sculpture in relation to Gabo’s thinking and oeuvre, and the restoration and the changing meaning of the sculpture in the public space. This publication is an initiative of Sculpture International Rotterdam (SIR), CBK Rotterdam’s international programme on art and public space.Richly illustrated: drawings, maps, archive footage and contemporary photography, but also material that has never been published before.
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