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Gego's "Reticulárea," An Anthology of Critical Response

Organized by María Elena Huizi and Ester Crespín; Edited by Mari Carmen Ramírez and Melina Kervandjian

Gego (1912–1994) pioneered a new direction in art with her innovative sculptures of the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Germany as Gertrud Goldschmidt, she fled the Nazi regime and moved to Caracas, Venezuela, where she absorbed modernist trends but ultimately forged her own artistic path. Exploring the concept of the line, space, and time, she linked pieces of metal to create weblike geometric forms, which she called "drawings in space." These experiments culminated in Reticulárea, a massive netlike sculptural installation first presented at the Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, in 1969. This groundbreaking work had major repercussions in the art world and marked a turning point in Gego's career. Centered on the various iterations of thi...

2014   304 pp.  50 color + 40 b/w illus.    -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300166132  $75.00 tx

38 books to browse, currently displaying 1-20

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Habsburg Splendor
Masterpieces from Vienna's Imperial Collections at the Kunsthistorisches Museum

For a New World to Come
Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979

Monet and the Seine
Impressions of a River

Antonio Berni
Juanito and Ramona

American Adversaries
West and Copley in a Transatlantic World

Arlington National Cemetery
Drawings by Ewan Gibbs

Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath

Unrivalled Splendor
The Kimiko and John Powers Collection of Japanese Art

Modern and Contemporary Masterworks from MALBA - Fundación Costantini

Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
Volume 1

Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage

Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics
The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection

The Glassell Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Masterworks of Pre-Columbian, Indonesian, and African Gold

Elegant Perfection
Masterpieces of Courtly and Religious Art from the Tokyo National Museum

New Formations
Czech Avant-Garde Art and Modern Glass from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection

German Impressionist Landscape Painting

American Art and Philanthropy
Twenty Years of Collecting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Katsura: Picturing Modernism in Japanese Architecture
Photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro

Light of the Sufis
The Mystical Arts of Islam

Alice Neel
Painted Truths

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