Revealing commentary by the artist himself, plus newly commissioned photographs of George Segal at work, help create an insightful portrait of a fascinating artist.
George Segal has enlivened contemporary sculpture with his evocative plaster figures, cast directly from the model and often left a ghostly white. He is best known for his down-to-earth scenes of humble characters in urban environmentsa butcher shop, a diner, a local cinema. The familiarity of such mundane surroundings makes Segal's work, at first glance, look deceptively simple. However, as Phyllis Tuchman persuasively explains in her lively and enlightening text, the apparent simplicity of Segal's sculpture masks a rich complexity of meaning. More recent and more colorful workincluding the bronze monuments, fragments, and pastelsare also thoroughly represented in the book.
About Abbeville's Modern Masters series:
With informative, enjoyable texts and over 100 illustrationsapproximately 48 in full colorthis innovative series offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era. The authors are highly respected art historians and critics chosen for their ability to think clearly and write well. Each handsomely designed volume presents a thorough survey of the artists life and work, as well as statements by the artist, an illustrated chapter on technique, a chronology, lists of exhibitions and public collections, an annotated bibliography, and an index. Every art lover, from the casual museum goer to the serious student, teacher, critic, or curator, will be eager to collect these Modern Masters. And with such a low price, they can afford to collect them all.
Praise for Abbeville's Modern Masters series: "Each author has thoroughly done his or her homework, knows the historical, critical and personal contexts intimately, and writes extraordinarily well." -- Artnews "Concise, well-produced, and well-written." -- New York Times Book Review "Brief, affordable, well illustrated, and packed with information." -- Art in America
Table of Contents from: George Segal Introduction Background Early Cast Sculpture Theme and Variation Fragments and Painted Plasters Public Commissions Artist's Statements Notes on Technique Chronology Exhibitions Public Collections Selected Bibliography Index
Series: Modern Masters Series
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st December 1983
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 27.9
Weight (kg): 0.68