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Kosta Alex (Hardcover, New): Florian Rodari

Kosta Alex (Hardcover, New)

Florian Rodari

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The Greek-American artist Kosta Alex (1925-2005) initially trained in figure sculpture in Manhattan. In 1947 he moved to Paris, where he mingled with and exhibited alongside the avant-garde artists of his day. His interest in the flattening of forms led him to create his first series of decoupage-collages in about 1950. Like many other artists of the time, he was drawn to using humble, utilitarian materials such as corrugated cardboard, packaging, newspapers, magazines, wallpaper, timetables, lists, maps, and other scraps culled from daily urban life. He integrated these elements into his art in an often poetic and humorous manner, using screws, nuts, staples, rope, string, and glue to connect them into a cohesive whole.

Alex also drew inspiration from classical sculpture, primitive art, and Islamic art, and employed repetitive themes and rhythmic arrangements in his compositions. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he produced groundbreaking collage-reliefs in expanded polystyrene, which Man Ray praised for breaking "the two-dimensional barrier." Handsomely illustrated, "Kosta Alex" is the first monograph on this intriguing artist.

General

Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2011
First published: November 2011
Authors: Florian Rodari
Dimensions: 298 x 235 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 180
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-17665-0
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
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Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Sculpture & other three-dimensional art forms
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LSN: 0-300-17665-1
Barcode: 9780300176650

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