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Harry Bertoia: Monoprints

Harry Bertoia: Monoprints

Harry Bertoia: Monoprints


BERTOIA. Harry Bertoia: Monoprints

Schiffer 2011

Book ID: 90553

American sculptor, designer, print artist Harry Bertoia (1915-1978) made thousands of monoprints on rice paper to record his shape ideas. Many ultimately became the basis of sculptures during his forty-year career. Here over 1500 of his fascinating monoprints are presented with their identifying numbers and dimensions. The importance of these artworks to Bertoia's career is acknowledged. Contributions to the text from Bertoia's children present their feelings when they see these astounding images and recall the years of enthusiastic discussions with their father. The book adds an important volume to references about Harry Bertoia's work, which includes sculpture as commissions for institutions throughout America.

304 pp., 1534 illus. Cl.