LIBRARY WINDOW #8 | Constantin Brancusi | September — November 2016

Constantin Brancusi 

1876 – 1957 

 

Romanian-French sculptor, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century, a pioneer of abstract sculpture of reduced forms. He was a master of stylization of organic forms. He repeated many of his works in the new variants and different materials such as Kiss (1908 stone), Sleeping Muse (1909/10, marble), Maiastra (1912, marble), Mademoiselle Pogany (1913, bronze), Bird in Space (1919 polished bronze). In the park of the Romanian city of Târgu Jiu he made a group of sculptures between 1937 and 1938, which were dedicated to the fallen Romanian soldiers of the First World War. Brancusi studied in Bucharest, Munich and Paris, where he lived from 1904. He died in Paris in 1957, his studio and statues were given to Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris.

 

Photo: Zmago Rus

 

Photo: Zmago Rus

 

Photo: Zmago Rus

 

Photo: Zmago Rus

 

Photo: Zmago Rus

 

Photo: Zmago Rus

 

 

Exhibited publications:

 

1. SERRA, Richard, 1939-
Serra ; Brancusi : Constantin Brancusi and Richard Serra : a handbook of posibilities / edited by Oliver Wick on behalf of Fondation Beyeler. - Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz, 2011. - 243 p. : illustr. ; 31 cm
ISBN 978-3-7757-2821-8 (Hatje)
COBISS.SI-ID 370671

 

2. BRANCUSI, Constantin
Constantin Brancusi : shifting the basis of art / [text] Anna C. Chave. - New Haven (Conn.) ; London : Yale University Press, cop. 1993. - 335 p. : illustr. ; 26 cm. - (Yale publications in the history of art)
Bibliography: p. 325-328. - Content
ISBN 0-300-05526-9
COBISS.SI-ID 79214

 

3. RIOUT, Denys
Constantin Brancusi : l'hélice et l'oiseau / Denys Riout. - Paris : Nouvelles éditions Scala, cop. 2012. - 190 p. ; 21 cm. - (Ateliers imaginaires, ISSN 2111-7365)
Bibliography: p. 145-146. - Biography: p. 147-164
ISBN 978-2-35988-068-7 (broš.) : 19 EUR
COBISS.SI-ID 860143

 

4. BRANCUSI, Constantin
Brancusi, Rosso, Man Ray : framing sculpture : [Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, February 8-May 11, 2014] / [editors, Peter van der Coelen, Francesco Stocchi ; authors, Peter van der Coelen ... et al.]. - Rotterdam : Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, cop. 2014. - 271 p. : illustr. ; 27 cm
Biografije umetnikov: p. 260-265. - Second addition. - Bibliography: p. 267-270
ISBN 978-90-6918-270-4 (English)
ISBN 978-90-6918-269-8 (Dutch)
COBISS.SI-ID 862703

 

5. BRANCUSI, Constantin
Constantin Brancusi : 1876-1957 : Centre Georges Pompidou, [Paris, 14 avril au 21 août 1995] / [conception Margit Rowell, Ann Temkin ; traductions de l'allemand Axelle Putzbach, François Mathieu ; traductions de l'américain Antoine Jaccottet, Ginette Morel]. - Paris : Éditions du Centre Pompidou : Éditions Gallimard, cop. 1995. - 408 p. : illustr. ; 30 cm
Bibliography: p. 396-403
ISBN 2-85850-819-4 (Éditions du Centre Pompidou)
ISBN 2-07011-503-8 (Éditions Gallimard)
COBISS.SI-ID 538351

 

6. BRANCUSI, Constantin
Brancusi. - Haag : Gemeentemuseum, 1970. - 139 p. : illustr. ; 23 cm
Bibliography: p. 137-138
ISBN 90-6114-002-1
COBISS.SI-ID 396271

 

7. BRANCUSI, Constantin
Brancusi : au-delà de toutes les frontières / [texte] Doïna Lemny. - Lyon : Fage, 2012. - 167 p. : illustr. ; 25 cm
Biography: p. 153-162. - Bibliography: p. 163-164. - Content
ISBN 978-2-84975-255-5 (brosh.)
COBISS.SI-ID 860399

 

8. BRANCUSI, Constantin
The Brancusi effect : an archival impulse : [Kunsthalle Wien, 12 June to 21 September 2014] / Paola Mola and Alessio delli Castelli. - Berlin : Sternberg ; Wien : Kunsthalle, cop. 2015. - 152 p. : illustr. ; 26 cm
ISBN 978-3-95679-082-9
COBISS.SI-ID 749039

 

9. BRANCUSI, Constantin
Constantin Brancusi : sculpting the essence of things / [text] James Pearson. - 3rd ed. - Maidstone : Crescent Moon Publishing, 2011. - 160 p. : illustr. ; 24 cm. - (Sculptors series)
"Constantin Brancusi is one of the greatest of all sculptors, and a key sculptor of the modern era, with Auguste Rodin and Pablo Picasso. Brancusi's influence can be seen in a wide range of Western sculptors, including Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Henry Moore, Jean Arp, Barbara Hepworth, Minimalists and land artists. This new book studies the religious and mythical dimensions of Constantin Brancusi's distinctive scultpural forms, the 'eggs', 'fishes', 'heads' and 'columns'. His central quest was for the 'essence of things', which resulted in purifying a form until only the essence was left." --> on the cover Bibliography: p. 157-160
ISBN 978-1-86171-284-4
COBISS.SI-ID 863471

 

10. BRANCUSI, Constantin
Constantin Brancusi / [text] Sanda Miller. - London : Reaktion Books, 2010. - 173 p. : illustr. ; 20 cm. - (Critical lives)
"Acknowledged as one of the major sculptors and avant-garde artists of the twentieth century, Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) also remained one of the most elusive. His mysterious nature was not only due to his upbringing in Romania - which, at the time, was still regarded by much of Europe as a backward country haunted by vampires and werewolves - but also because Brancusi was aware that myth and an 'aura of otherness' appealed to the public. This self-mythology is embodied in his white atelier in Montparnasse, Paris. In "Constantin Brancusi", Sanda Miller looks beyond the mythology of the artist to show us Constantin the Romanian student, as well as Brancusi the celebrated artist. Using new material, including private correspondence from Brancusi's archive in Paris, works from Romania, and Brancusi's own photos of his studio, the author weaves together and interprets a wealth of information, bringing to life his early years in Romania, his move to Paris and his years at his studio. She relates how his art scandalized the Paris salon, yet also explores how his work connects with the folk art of his homeland. She also provides colourful evocations of Brancusi's relationships with colleagues, dealers, friends and lovers. An innovative reassessment of Brancusi's life and work, Sanda Miller's perceptive book allows Brancusi to take his rightful place among the most important of the intellectual personalities who shaped twentieth-century modernism." --> on the cover

Selected bibliography: p. 167-170

ISBN 978-1-86189-652-0
COBISS.SI-ID 827887

 

11. BRANCUSI, Constantin
Constantin Brancusi : 1876-1957 : [Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, April 14 - August 21, 1995, Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 8 - December 31, 1995] / [texts] Friedrich Teja Bach, Margit Rowell, Ann Temkin ; [translations by David Britt (Bach and Rowell) and Mattheww S. Witkovsky (Chronology)]. - Cambridge (Mass.) ; London : The MIT Press ; Philadelphia : Museum of Art, cop.1995. - 406 p. : illustr. ; 31 cm
Bibliography: p. 396-401. - Content
ISBN 0-262-02395-4 (hard cover)
ISBN 0-87633-097-9 (brosh)
COBISS.SI-ID 10120761

 

12. Endless Column

The making and building of Endless Column. 

Photo: Ştefan Georgescu-Gorjan, 1-14 August 1937.

Set of postcards by the Romanian Ministry of Culture issued on the 125 anniversary of the birth of Constantin Brancusi in 2001.