Mark Di Suvero
Autor: Mark Di Suvero , IVAM Centre Julio González
Número de Páginas: 125
Sculptor Mark di Suvero first came to prominence in the waning moments of abstract expressionism. His large-scale sculptures, many formed of massive beams of steel, are characterized by spontaneity, energy, exuberance, and a belief in the unconscious origins of art. In a fascinating overview of his career, this volume presents one hundred of di Surero's largest sculptures, with the earliest dating from 1959, all documented in rich color photographs. Paired with the sculptures are di Surero's own writings, which comment on contemporary society and politics; consciousness and religion; and science, notably astrology, physics, and evolution. Also included are poems that have influenced the sculptor, by such writers as Marianne Moore, W. B. Yeats, William Shakespeare, Goethe, and Lao-tzu. An introductory essay by Barbara Rose, a longtime friend of the artist, sets the context for his work and discusses his philosophical approach. Both the writings and sculptures are divided thematically; the sections include early works and thought, economy and politics, human existence, mathematics-related topics, philosophy, symbols and myths, and world unity. Di Surero's thoughtful writings present ...