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Technique and process in the papers of David Smith

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For the American sculptor, David Smith (1906–1965), drawing was a language to replace words. It was the subconscious immediacy of drawing that allowed formal concepts to take shape during the laborious process of welding steel. In the 1950s, Smith’s sculptural output increased dramatically in both scale and quantity. At the same time, his drawings acquired a separate identity, largely independent of his sculpture. However, it appears that Smith in advocating, conceptually at least, the fusion...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
The Bodleian Libraries

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Editor
Publisher:
Archetype Publisher's website
Pages:
133-138
Host title:
Study and Serendipity: Testimonies on Artists’ Practice
Publication date:
2008
URN:
uuid:9f4d16f0-9b66-4b36-9ba7-f29d4a3f9542
Local pid:
ora:10456
ISBN:
9781904982524

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