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Cy Twombly's things, Kate Nesin

Label
Cy Twombly's things
Title
Cy Twombly's things
Statement of responsibility
Kate Nesin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cy Twombly (1928-2011) is widely acknowledged as one of the postwar period's most influential American artists, yet his sculptures are little known. From 1946 onward, he made hundreds of rarely exhibited found-object assemblages, often painted or plastered over with diverse coatings of white. Across decades, Twombly thus developed a singular, strikingly consistent body of work, despite the shifting status of sculpture during his lifetime. In this revelatory monograph, Kate Nesin first establishes, then evaluates the artist's long engagement with the historical and contemporary limits of sculpture, both as medium and as word. While others have described Twombly's three-dimensional works as timeless, transcendent, and poetic, Nesin complicates our sense of their so-called poetry, focusing on the prosaic, conspicuously material operations of these sculptural "things," and emphasizing the inherent difficulties as well as possibilities of the language used to characterize them. Through close readings of individual works and in-depth analyses of certain guiding concerns, such as surface, naming, gaps, and repetitions, she illuminates Twombly's remarkable sculptural practice. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
730.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • NB237.T88
  • NB237.T88
LC item number
  • N47 2014
  • N47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Cy Twombly's things, Kate Nesin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
'Trying to be a sculptor' -- The troubles with prose -- Superficies -- Names -- Returns -- Postscript-sculpture details
Control code
862098370
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780300190113
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013042766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky258212550
  • (OCoLC)862098370
Label
Cy Twombly's things, Kate Nesin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
'Trying to be a sculptor' -- The troubles with prose -- Superficies -- Names -- Returns -- Postscript-sculpture details
Control code
862098370
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780300190113
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013042766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky258212550
  • (OCoLC)862098370

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