Borchardt-Hume, Achim (ed). ALEXANDER CALDER: Performing Sculpture. 240 pages, including 250 color plates. 4to, cloth. New Haven, Yale University Press, 2016.
This compact catalogue for a show at Tate Modern (through April 2016) explores how motion, performance, and theatricality underpinned the pioneering mobile works Calder created. Beginning with several essays which explore the subject through thematic essays ("Calder's Carnival", "Between Paris and New York: Fountains, Fluidity, Politics"), the second half of the book is devoted to full page plates of his sculpture, which elegantly delineate an intricate dance with the air around them.
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