9783897903944

Paul Evans

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  • ISBN13:

    9783897903944

  • ISBN10:

    3897903946

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-05-16
  • Publisher: Arnoldsche
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Summary

  1. Internationally recognized 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
  2. 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 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.

Author Biography

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, specializing 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.

Table of Contents

Contents:
Constance Kimmerle: A Metalsmith and Furniture Maker Crafts Modernist Forms for Postwar America
Gregory Wittkopp: Studio to Factory: Paul Evans' Education as a Designer; Cranbook Academy of Art and Old Sturbridge Village in the Postwar Era
Edward S. Cooke Jr.: Fashioning Craft/Crafting Fashion: The Ambitions of Paul Evans
Robert Slifkin: Paul Evans and the Legacy of Modern Welded Sculpture: Between Decoration and Expression
Glenn Adamson: Mirror, Mirror: Reflections on Paul Evans' Cityscape Furniture
Helen Drutt: The Resurgence of Crafts in the Time of Paul Evans.

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