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David Smith
Author: Joan Pachner

ISBN: 9780714861562
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 25 March 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.2 x 1.5
Description:
One of the best-known American sculptors of the modern period, David Smith (1906-1965) was a pioneer of abstract sculpture. He revolutionized the possibilities of metal sculpture by introducing the industrial process of welding, enabling him to create the most extraordinarily balanced compositions - using metal to 'draw in space'.

Predominantly known as a sculptor, the book also sheds light on his prolific practice of drawing, sketching, writing and photographing his sculptures.

About the Author

Joan Pachner, a David Smith scholar since the 1980s, has published and lectured widely on the artist's work. She pioneered the study of the artist's photographs in an essay in David Smith: Photographs 1931-1965 (1998). She has also lectured and written about the artist's life at Bolton Landing in the Adirondacks, notably the 'The Concept is Primary. The Medium is Secondary' lecture part of the programme 'A Sculptor's Eye: David Smith & Photography' in 2006, and has contributed to such publications as The Fields of David Smith (1997) and Painted Steel: The Lat...

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