NBN Monumental bronze and stone sculpture inspired by modernism and Hadzi's Greek heritage.
Blackwell North Amer Dimitri Hadzi is among the most distinguished modernist sculptors, creator of works in bronze and stone that are powerfully abstract and expressionist in character. Yet his belief in the past as both a literary and an aesthetic source, as well as his use of such traditional materials as bronze, shape a career that stands out from those of mainstream modernists. This handsome monograph includes an introduction by 1995 Nobel Prize-winner Seamus Heaney; an interview of the artist by Albert Elsen; and essays by Debra Bricker Balken on the artist's early career, by Peter Selz on Hadzi's numerous public commissions, and by Joseph Masheck on Hadzi's monumental work in Harvard Square. The texts, as well as an exhaustive chronology of the artist's career to date, are accompanied by hundreds of photographs of his work and working environments. These, together with numerous full-color and duotone plates, illuminate the life and work of this revered master.