Claes Oldenburg, Coosje Van Bruggen

Claes Oldenburg, Coosje Van Bruggen

Sculpture by the Way

Book - 2006
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Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen have been working in partnership since 1976. Together they have executed over 40 large-scale, site-specific projects that establish direct contact with a wide audience into various urban settings in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Their collaboration has extended to smaller-scale park and garden sculptures as well as to indoor installations. Published in association with the Castello di Rivoli, this major retrospective catalog focuses on the close relationship between the concepts of sculpture and architecture in the work of the artists and is the first to trace the development of their artistic itinerary from the mid-1980s up to the present. Lavishly illustrated the catalog features the works in chronological order, elucidated by text introducing each of the body of works. In the section devoted to large-scale projects, 22 works are examined and illustrated with drawings, models, and photographs. This long-awaited monograph includes an interview with the artists, an anthology of texts, a bio-bibliography, and two never-before-seen works: Popagesy, produced especially for the exhibition, and Three Way Plug, which addresses the artists' own history.

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Produced to accompany an exhibition held at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art in Rivoli-Turin, Italy, this catalogue presents a delightful overview of the artist's sculpture as it has been presented at exhibitions held from 1985-2005, in permanent installations, large-scale projects, and his most recent projects. An interview, working drawings and models, photos of performances, and lengthy descriptive essays accompany the pieces, which are illustrated with color plates of excellent quality in an oversized format (the volume is 9.75x11.25"), making this a terrific resource on the artist. Not indexed. Distributed by Rizzoli. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Milano : Skira, c2006
ISBN: 9788876248702
Branch Call Number: 730.92 CLA
Characteristics: 367 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm


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Feb 18, 2010

Good full-page and double-page photos of sculptures.

Shows sculptures displaying a baseball bat several times the normal size, an apple of large size. It is worth looking at this book to see the beauty of the sculptures, which descriptions are insufficient to describe the impact they create.


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