August 18, 2006 - International Sculpture Center - ISC Launches Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture Publications
August 18, 2006

ISC Launches Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture Publications

ISC Launches Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture Publications

A Sculpture Reader:
Contemporary Sculpture Since 1980
Edited by Glenn Harper and Twylene Moyer
Introduction by Karen Wilkin
292 pp., 83 color illus. $29.95
ISBN: 0-295-98621-2

Available from International Sculpture Center

The International Sculpture Center has inaugurated a new series of books on contemporary sculpture. The first volume, A Sculpture Reader, is now available. This unique anthology of articles on sculptors is drawn from the 25-year run of Sculpture magazine and offers a valuable overview of three-dimensional art since 1980. With 42 essays on a wide selection of international artists including Michelangelo Pistoletto, Giuseppe Penone, Jesús Soto, Teresita Fernández, Tony Oursler, Judith Shea, Tom Otterness, Alice Aycock, Willie Cole, and Magdalena Jetelová, A Sculpture Reader is an indispensable reference tool for educators, students, and all those interested in contemporary sculpture.

Praise for A Sculpture Reader: A Sculpture Reader provides a fascinating overview of the development of sculpture since 1980, revealing key issues and artistic concerns that have carried through from the late 1960s to the present. Beginning with major figures associated with Arte Povera, including Michelangelo Pistoletto and Giuseppe Penone, as well as Bruce Nauman, Richard Long, and Robert Irwin, this rich anthology of essays by a diverse set of authors presents a progressive view of critical thinking and the multivalent approaches to contemporary sculpture reflected in the works of Ann Hamilton, Olafur Eliasson, Jorge Pardo, Atelier von Lieshout, Karin Sander, and many other artists from around the world.” Olga Viso, Director, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
A Sculpture Reader is likely to be the definitive survey of contemporary sculpture. Virtually every sculptor of consequence is discussed in depth. The essays are clear and to the point. Highly recommended. Donald Kuspit, Professor of Art History and Philosophy, SUNY at Stony Brook

Forthcoming in the Perspectives series:
The second volume in the Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture series will be published in 2007. Conversations on Sculpture, with an introduction by Robert Hobbs, features interviews complementing the articles in A Sculpture Reader. The interviewees include Maya Lin, Richard Serra, Rachel Whiteread, Maurizio Cattelan, Tara Donovan, Yinka Shonibare, and 40 other mid-career and emerging artists from all over the world.

Booksellers should contact the University of Washington Press at 1.800.441.4115 or visit

A Sculpture Reader Table of Contents Michelangelo Pistoletto by Barry Schwabsky, Giuseppe Penone by Michael Brenson, Rebecca Horn by Ann Wilson Lloyd, Bruce Nauman by Ann Wilson Lloyd, Stephan Balkenhol by Stephanie Jacoby, Annette Messager by Judith Page, Jesús Soto by Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Martin Puryear by Matthew Kangas, Jorge Pardo by Michelle Grabner, Matthew McCaslin by Michael Klein, Robert Irwin by Carolee Thea, Teresita Fernández by Anne Barclay Morgan, Heide Fasnacht by Kathleen Whitney, Atelier van Lieshout by Rebecca Dimling Cochran, Bernar Venet by Carter Ratcliff, James Carl by John K. Grande, Miguel Berrocal by Robert C. Morgan, Ken Unsworth by Ken Scarlett, Nils-Udo by John K. Grande, Walter Zimmerman by Sherry Chayat, Karin Sander by Gregory Volk, Alison Wilding by Ian Tromp, Richard Long by Ian Tromp, Magdalena Jetelová by Elaine King, Tadaaki Kuwayama by Robert C. Morgan, Regina Frank by Cathy Byrd, Olafur Eliasson by Jane Ingram Allen, Beverly Semmes by Jane Ingram Allen, Jane Alexander by Marilyn Martin, Ravinder Reddy by Collette Chattopadhyay, Carsten Höller by Anja Chávez, Ann Hamilton by Judith Hoos Fox, Sook Jin Jo by Robert C. Morgan, Alice Aycock by Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Charles Ginnever by Bruce Nixon, Jonathan Borofsky by Michael Klein, Tony Oursler by Elaine A. King, David Ireland by Terri Cohn, Robert Morrison by William L. Fox, Judith Shea by Martin Friedman, Tom Otterness by Vince Carducci, Willie Cole by Rebecca Dimling Cochran

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