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Title Calder : sculptor of air / produced by Zadig productions ; France 5 ; Le Centre Pompidou ; written by Stéphan and François Lévy-Kuentz ; directed by François Lévy-Kuentz.

Published West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (51 minutes) : sound, colour and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes Title from container.
Credits Editing, Nicole Sérès-Chamming ; original music, Louis Sclavis.
Notes Originally produced in 2009.
Performers Commentary, Stéphan Lévy-Kuentz ; voices, Mathieu Amalric, Paul Bandey.
Summary Unique modern artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) revolutionized the art of sculpture with his distinctive modernism, freeing sculpture from its stand and adding movement to the art itself. He rose to fame in the 1930s with his renowned Miniature Circus, but his modernist creativity skyrocketed with his wire sculptures, an invention he dubbed "drawing in space". Contemporary, and friends with Duchamp, Miro, and Mondrian, who have greatly influenced his evolution, this genius tinkerer, too often limited to his Mobiles, was fueled by artistic renewal, creating such unexpected shapes as his huge stabile sculptures now exhibited worldwide. In light of the artist's life, this film retraces this unique quest and explores the masterpieces that have marked the history of 20st century art.
System notes DVD; Region 1.
Language notes Commentary and voices in English; credits in French.
Other author Lévy-Kuentz, François.
Lévy Kuentz, Stéphan.
Amalric, Mathieu, 1965-
Bandey, Paul.
Centre Georges Pompidou.
France 5.
Kultur International Films.
Subject Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976.
Sculpture, American -- 20th century.
Sculptors -- United States -- Biography.
Mobiles (Sculpture)
Public sculpture -- United States.
Variant Title Calder, sculptor of air.
Standard Number 032031477193
ISBN 9780769791500Calder, sculptor of air
Publisher Number D4771 Kultur