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PAUL EVANS. Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism

– Internationally recognised for his unique residential furniture, his enthusiastic and pioneering embrace of new technology and his challenging use of new materials, this is a comprehensive collection and critical analysis of Paul Evans’ work

– This book gives a fascinating insight into his innovative designs and has been published to accompany an exhibition of his work at Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA (USA) from the 1st March to 1st June, 2014 and Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI (USA) from the 21st June to the 12th October, 2014

Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism focuses on an American artist who has attracted a worldwide core of collectors and whose approach to furniture-making defied traditional notions of craftsmanship. Creating furniture as sculpture, defined by abstract composition, designer-craftsman Paul Evans (1931-1987) consistently pushed boundaries with his innovative approaches to metal work and furniture-making, his designs revealing the fascinating juxtaposition of sculpture and design.

Constantly experimenting with traditional and synthetic materials while also borrowing techniques from industrial manufacturing, Evans and his shop workers invested their furniture with an expressiveness that is quite distinctive in the realms of traditional craft and design.

> Constance Kimmerle has been Curator of Collections at the James A. Michener Art Museum since 2001, where she has curated exhibitions on the work of impressionist Edward W. Redfield (2004) and modernist artist Elsie Driggs (2007). Glenn Adamson is Director of the Museum of Art and Design, New York. He has been head of Research at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Edward S. Cooke Jr, is the Charles F.Montgomery Professor of American Decorative Arts in the Department of the History of Art at Yale University, specialising in American material culture and decorative arts. Helen W. Drutt English was Executive Director and a founding member of the Philadelphia Council of Professional Craftsmen (1967-1974) and the Founder/Director of Helen Drutt Gallery in Philadelphia (1973-2002), among the first galleries in the United States to champion the modern and contemporary craft movement. Robert Slifkin is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He is the author of Out of Time: Philip Guston and the Refiguration of Postwar Art, which was awarded the Phillips Book Prize. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the Getty Research Institute, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Henry Moore Foundation. Gregory Wittkopp is the Director of Cranbrook Art Museum and the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. He holds an MA in art history from Wayne State University and a BS in architecture from the University of Michigan.

Veste editoriale: Cartonato con Sovraccoperta
Formato: 24×30,5
Pagine: 216
Immagini a colori: 135
Immagini b/n: 23
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2014

ISBN: 9783897903944