Upson, Nicola. Photography by David Buckland. (Helaine Blumenfeld.)
Title MYTHOLOGIES: THE SCULPTURE OF HELAINE BLUMENFELD.
Publisher Elephant's Eye / Overlook Press, Woodstock, 1998.
Seller ID 16787
160 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0879518804 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. "....the first comprehensive exploration of Blumenfeld's work, (this book) forms a uniquely detailed study of her development. D ividing her sculpture into eight themed chapters, it concentrates on the major ideas and technical concerns that have preoccupied the artist from the beginning: Two Sides of a Woman; Creation; Metamorphosis; Options; Shadow Figures; Dreams; S o u l s ; a nd, finally, Mythology. Early and recent works are illustrated side by side, highlighting the aesthetic and conceptual growth which has earned her respect from critics and collectors throughout Europe and the United States....(Upson ' s) t ex t il lu m i nates Blumenfeld's intense working methods and reveals how her life - divided between Italy, where she works, England, where she now lives, and the United States, where she was born - contributes to her creativity. Each chapt er pr ovi des a n i ntr od uc tion to the individual pieces, a review of Blumenfeld's contribution to twentieth-century sculpture, and concludes with Blumenfeld's own thought-provoking comments on her work." Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wea r/wr inkl ing at top/ bott om of s pine and flap-folds. tiny tear at top of spine. Fine/VG+