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Hans Arp
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Hans Arp
Die Natur der Dinge

Trilingual German, English
and French edition
236 pages,
103 color plates and
20 b/w plates,
8.6 x 10.8 inches
Hans Arp
Die Natur der Dinge

The sculptor Jean Arp (1886–1966) is considered one of the pioneers of 20th century non-figurative sculpture. Characteristic of his organic formal vocabulary are his anthropomorphic sculptures, reminiscent of organic growth, whose creation he termed as concretion, i.e. –as the natural process of compression, hardening, of coagulation, of thickening, of growing together?. Arp preferred not to talk about abstractions, for the sculptural forms in nature do not illustrate, but rather paraphrase and produce concrete forms themselves. He did not want to work according to nature, but like nature. His reliefs and collages, which, like his poetry, are considered an important contribution to dadaist and Constructivist art, attest to his playful approach to geometric and biomorphous forms and to the appearance of the coincidental in his work.
The book on Jean Arp, which will be published on the occasion of the opening of the new Arp Museum (Rolandseck, near Bonn) designed by Richard Meier, documents the diversity of Arp–s artistic and poetic Œuvre.

978-3-937572-74-1 € 19,00 out of print