Glenn Adamson, Martha J. Fleischman (eds.)

BIZARRE BEAUTY

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


BROWSE


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

 48,00 incl. VAT



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

Description

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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