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Nasher Sculpture Center

Works: 61 works in 121 publications in 3 languages and 4,095 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Catalogs  Songs and music  Chamber music  Program music  Scores  Portraits 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Other, isb
Classifications: NB237.C28, 730.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nasher Sculpture Center
Alexander Calder and contemporary art : form, balance, joy by Lynne Warren( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the work of contemporary sculptors who have been influenced by Alexander Calder, and includes essays on Calder, his practices, and legacy, as well as examples of his art
Picasso : the cubist portraits of Fernande Olivier by Jeffrey Weiss( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between spring and winter 1909, Picasso executed more than sixty portraits of his companion, Fernande Olivier. In their tenacious pursuit of a single subject, these works reveal a level of experimentation that stands out in the history of portraiture. Even more significant, the Fernande series coincided with the invention of cubism. Published to accompany a major exhibition originating at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, this richly illustrated volume illuminates Picasso's radical reformulation of human physiognomy." "Containing eighty-two color illustrations and sixty-eight duo-tones, the catalogue explores the Fernande portraits and related works as a single oeuvre culminating in the magnificent Head of a Woman (Fernande) - one of Picasso's rare pre-1912 excursions into sculpture. By so doing, it allows us to examine Picasso's process in an unprecedented fashion. What emerges is a new picture of the artist developing a single portrait motif with obsessive repetition and struggling to resolve artistic problems during a time of crisis in his work. Also included are studio photographs that offer further insight into the conceptual nature of the artist's process. The next narrates the internal development of the Fernande portrait series, with particular emphasis on the sculpted Head, and relates it to other themes, including likeness, serial repetition, and the history of melancholy. The book also addresses the complex nature of Picasso's interest in the work of Paul Cezanne."--Jacket
Ken Price Sculpture : a Retrospective by Stephanie Barron( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This definitive book on American sculptor Ken Price presents a comprehensive overview of the artist's exquisite and innovative work. For more than 50 years, Ken Price created remarkable and unique objects that have redefined contemporary sculpture practice. Published in conjunction with a LACMA-organized retrospective exhibition, this monograph features superbly reproduced color photographs of Price's vibrant and anthropomorphic work, which has garnered a cultlike following among artists, critics, and scholars since the 1960s. Also included are essays tracing the arc of Price's career and addressing his development as a colorist; a compilation of in-depth interviews from 1980 to 2011; and an appreciation by his friend Frank Gehry, who is also designing the exhibition. An illustrated checklist and chronology as well as an anthology of historical texts from the 1960s allow readers to envision the remarkable trajectory of Price's work. Examining the artist's prolific career and influence, this authoritative book on Price will serve as the catalyst for further scholarly investigation."--Publisher's website
Medardo Rosso : second impressions by Harry Cooper( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Italian artist Medardo Rosso (1858-1928) is a key figure in the development of modern sculpture. His portraits and figure studies have long been considered sculptural equivalents to impressionism's concern with light at the expense of form. This book - the first comprehensive study of Rosso's art - presents an artist more deeply concerned with materials, process, and the reproduction of his works than previously imagined." "Rosso's fascination with technique is explored in detail from art historical, technical, and phenomenological perspectives. Drawing on a wealth of new archival material and close-up study of the sculptures, the authors show that Rosso's waxes - his best-known works - were not modeled by hand but cast with the help of gelatin molds. The authors compare wax, plaster, and bronze casts of the same subjects to show that the manipulation of materials for visual effect was at the heart of his work. The book also reproduces and analyzes Rosso's fascinating photographs of his own sculpture, which offer important clues to the charged relationship he sought to create between viewers and the mysterious busts and figures he made."--Jacket
Rachel Whiteread drawings by Allegra Pesenti( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This elegant volume accompanies the first museum survey of drawings by Rachel Whiteread, tracing her career from the late 1980s to the present. While Whiteread's public works such as House, the monumental cast of a nineteenth-century terraced house in the East End of London that earned her the Turner Prize, Water Tower, which graced the skyline of downtown Germany, and Untitled Monument in Trafalgar Square are renowned, her works on paper have remained largely unknown to the general public. This book explores Whiteread's draftsmanship, a lesser-known yet fundamentally important aspect of the artist's creative process. My drawings are a diary of my work, Whiteread explains, and like the passages in a diary her drawings range from fleeting ideas to laboured reflections. This book sheds light on the distinctive characteristics of her works on paper, such as their variegated textures, the subtle nuances of tone over colored graph paper, and the play of imagery in collaged constructions. It presents exquisite reproductions of Whiteread s drawings, with essays by Allegra Pesenti and Ann Gallagher. A visual essay by Whiteread is a distinguishing feature of the volume, reflecting an installation of found and made objects gathered from various sources. Taken as a parallel to her sculpture or seen as a further dimension of her art, her drawings constitute a significant and defined area of Whiteread s remarkable career, one that deserves close attention and celebration
David Smith, drawing + sculpting by Steven A Nash( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melvin Edwards : five decades by Catherine Craft( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword / Jeremy Strick -- Acknowledgments / Catherine Craft -- This life as a sculptor / Catherine Craft -- Conversations with Melvin Edwards -- Melvin Edwards's sculptural intensity / Alex Potts -- Reconsidering Black internationalism / Tobias Woofford -- Plates -- Catalogue of public sculptures / Leigh A. Arnold
James Magee, the Hill by Richard R Brettell( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elliott Hundley : the Bacchae( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statuesque : Pawel Althamer, Huma Bhabha, Aaron Curry, Thomas Houseago, Matthew Monahan, Rebecca Warren by Nicholas Baume( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bettina Pousttchi : the city by Bettina Pousttchi( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in German and English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi (born 1971) works in photography, video and sculpture, and is primarily concerned with themes such as the perception of time and the delineation of borders. Art in public space is a central theme of this publication
Return to Earth : ceramic sculpture of Fontana, Melotti, Miró, Noguchi, and Picasso 1943-1963 by Jed Morse( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Bates( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents and discusses paintings, sculptures, and drawings by artist David Bates (born 1952) in conjunction with the exhibition David Bates presented jointly by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Nasher Sculpture Center, spring 2014; includes an essay by Jeremy Strick, and interview with the artist by Michael Auping"--
The women of Giacometti by Alberto Giacometti( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jaume Plensa : genus and species by Jed Morse( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nasher Sculpture Center handbook( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Cragg : seeing things by Jed Morse( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaston Lachaise, 1882-1935 by Gaston Lachaise( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One red rose : for string quartet by Steven Mackey( )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann Veronica Janssens by Ann Veronica Janssens( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past three decades, Belgian artist Ann Veronica Janssens (born 1956) has become best known as a light artist, working with spotlights, projections, fog, and other materials to create experiences that heighten viewers? perceptions of themselves and their surroundings. Her exhibition for the Nasher offered a series of sculptural proposals that moved the viewer from the entrance of the building to the garden... Projected washes and haloes of light greeted visitors at the Nasher?s entrance, and two types of sculptural objects occupied the Entrance Gallery. A long, steel I-beam lied directly on the floor, its top side ground smooth and polished to a mirror shine, offering dizzying reflections of the architectural surroundings. Sharing the entrance bay with the I-beam was a group of five glass cubes, Janssens?s distinctive Aquariums, filled with a blend of liquids, including water and paraffin oil; the interactions between the liquids and the different ways they absorbed and reflected light allowed for striking and confounding visual effects. In the garden, visitors encountered a freestanding pavilion coated with, and named for, the three primary colors, Blue, Red and Yellow. Visitors who entered the pavilion found it filled with artificial fog, a substance that interests Janssens as a way of giving sculptural form to light: “Gazing at mist is an experience with contrasting effects. It appears to abolish all obstacles, materiality, the resistances specific to a given context, and at the same time, it seems to impart a materiality and tactility to light.” As visitors moved through the pavilion, they experienced the profound disorientation prompted by losing all points of navigational reference; as light passed through the walls and ceilings, the fog became radiantly suffused with their colors, changing with the movement of the viewer and shifting with the light of the sky. Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, Ann Veronica Janssens was the artist?s first solo museum presentation in the United States."--
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Alexander Calder and contemporary art : form, balance, joy
Picasso : the cubist portraits of Fernande OlivierMedardo Rosso : second impressionsRachel Whiteread drawingsDavid Smith, drawing + sculptingJames Magee, the HillElliott Hundley : the BacchaeStatuesque : Pawel Althamer, Huma Bhabha, Aaron Curry, Thomas Houseago, Matthew Monahan, Rebecca WarrenGaston Lachaise, 1882-1935
Alternative Names
Centro de Escultura Nasher

Nasher Sculpture Center

Raymond and Patsy Nasher collection

Raymond and Patsy Nasher collection Dallas, Tex.

Sculpture Museum


English (78)

German (5)

French (1)