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Calder The Conquest Of Time

Author : Jed Perl
ISBN : 9780451494214
Genre : Art
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The first biography of America's greatest twentieth-century sculptor, Alexander Calder: an authoritative and revelatory achievement, based on a wealth of letters and papers never before available, and written by one of our most renowned art critics. Alexander Calder is one of the most beloved and widely admired artists of the twentieth century. Anybody who has ever set foot in a museum knows him as the inventor of the mobile, America's unique contribution to modern art. But only now, forty years after the artist's death, is the full story of his life being told in this biography, which is based on unprecedented access to Calder's letters and papers as well as scores of interviews. Jed Perl shows us why Calder was--and remains--a barrier breaker, an avant-garde artist with mass appeal. This beautifully written, deeply researched book opens with Calder's wonderfully peripatetic upbringing in Philadelphia, California, and New York. Born in 1898 into a family of artists--his father was a well-known sculptor, his mother a painter and a pioneering feminist--Calder went on as an adult to forge important friendships with a who's who of twentieth-century artists, including Joan Miró, Marcel Duchamp, Georges Braque, and Piet Mondrian. We move through Calder's early years studying engineering to his first artistic triumphs in Paris in the late 1920s, and to his emergence as a leader in the international abstract avant-garde. His marriage in 1931 to the free-spirited Louisa James--she was a great-niece of Henry James--is a richly romantic story, related here with a wealth of detail and nuance. Calder's life takes on a transatlantic richness, from New York's Greenwich Village in the Roaring Twenties, to the Left Bank of Paris during the Depression, and then back to the United States, where the Calders bought a run-down old farmhouse in western Connecticut. New light is shed on Calder's lifelong interest in dance, theater, and performance, ranging from the Cirque Calder, the theatrical event that became his calling card in bohemian Paris to collaborations with the choreographer Martha Graham and the composer Virgil Thomson. More than 350 illustrations in color and black-and-white--including little-known works and many archival photographs that have never before been seen--further enrich the story.

The Calder Game

Author : Blue Balliett
ISBN : 9780545279130
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This new mystery from bestselling author Blue Balliett is now available in After Words paperback! When Calder Pillay travels with his father to a remote village in England, he finds a mix of mazes and mystery . . . including an unexpected Alexander Calder sculpture in the town square. Calder is strangely drawn to the sculpture, while other people have less-than-friendly feelings towards it. Both the boy and the sculpture seem to be out of place . . . and then, on the same night, they disappear! Calder's friends Petra and Tommy must fly out to help his father find him. But this mystery has more twists and turns than a Calder mobile . . . with more at stake than first meets the eye.

Size Function And Life History

Author : William A. Calder
ISBN : 0486691918
Genre : Science
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Zoologist provides a quantitative baseline for comparative zoology and demonstrates the value of allometric correlations as an analytical tool. New Introduction. References.

The People S War

Author : Angus Calder
ISBN : 9780712652841
Genre : Great Britain
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The 1939-45 conflict was, for Britain, a 'total war'; no section of society remained untouched by military conscription, air raids, the shipping crisis and the war economy. In this comprehensive and engrossing narrative Angus Calder presents not only the great events and leading figures but also the oddities and banalities of daily life, and in particular the parts played by ordinary people: air raid wardens and Home Guards, factory workers and farmers, housewives and pacifists. Above all, his book reveals how, in those six years, the British people came closer to discarding their social conventions than at any time since Cromwell's republic.

The Essential

Author : Howard Greenfeld
ISBN : 0810958341
Genre : Art
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Describes the artistic career and major works of Alexander Calder.

Boatowner S Mechanical And Electrical Manual

Author : Nigel Calder
ISBN : 9781472947734
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This manual takes both novice and experienced boatowner through minor to major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging. When it was first published in 1990, the Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual broke new ground. It was hailed as the first truly DIY manual for boatowners and has sold in its thousands ever since. There have been significant changes in boat systems since then, particularly electrical systems, and this fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect these developments and expand its predecessor's worldwide popularity. 'Probably the best technical reference and troubleshooting book in the world' Yachting Monthly 'It deserves to come standard with every boat' Yachting World

Alexander Calder And His Magical Mobiles

Author : Jean Lipman
ISBN : UOM:39015031208336
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the life and career of twentieth-century artist Alexander Calder and includes illustrations of a variety of his works and a guide to his sculptures in museums and public spaces

Calder At Home

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105022140516
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents a photographic retrospective of the American sculptor famous for his creation of the mobile, showing him at home with his family and at his work

Alexander Calder

Author : Joan Simon
ISBN : OCLC:318036661
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Corporate Governance

Author : Alan Calder
ISBN : 9780749448172
Genre : Business & Economics
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Studies have shown that a company's share price is often linked to how well governed the company is, providing board members with a strong financial incentive to maintain good corporate governance practices. Yet what may constitute good governance will vary across different countries and companies, and there is no 'one size fits all' model of corporate governance. Corporate Governance will help you to become familiar with the principles and practice of good governance appropriate to your company, enabling you to uphold those standards that will improve your corporate reputation while providing reassurance to market regulators. For directors of companies of all shapes and sizes, this is essential reading, and will answer all your questions on what good corporate governance means for you, your company's reputation and its share price.

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