Glenn Adamson, Martha J. Fleischman (eds.)


The Art of William Harper

With texts by Glenn Adamson, Arthur C. Danto, Mary E. Davis, Toni Greenbaum, Cynthia Hahn, John Perreault, and William Harper, a conversation with Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, and forewords by Martha J. Fleischman and Abraham Thomas


248 pages
24.5 x 32, 223 ills., cloth-bound hardcover

 48,00 incl. VAT

ISBN ISBN 978-3-89790-716-4 Categories: ,


Over the course of six decades, the American artist William Harper (b. 1944) has conjured a body of work unique in the realm of jewelry. Masterfully crafted in enamel and gold, his pieces explore multiple realms—from ancient mythology to personal iconography—and draw on influences such as African sculpture, medieval art, and modernist dance. Harper has nonetheless created an oeuvre that is instantly recognizable, branching into formats including paintings, ornamented casks, artist’s books, and more.

Bizarre Beauty, the definitive study of Harper and his work, includes a full biography by co-editor Glenn Adamson, as well as thematic essays and primary texts. A visual feast, the book provides an intimate look at this brilliantly imaginative artist.


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