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Art in Flight: The Sculpture of John Safer

Boyne, Walter J., Illustrated by Photos By David Finn

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ISBN 10: 1555950639 / ISBN 13: 9781555950637
Published by NYC: Hudson Hills Press, 1991, 1991
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Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First. Signed by Author. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. ISBN:1555950639. Signed on half title page "To Jean and Fred, John Safer" and below that signed "Walter Boyne". Fine book and DJ, except for price clip on DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 008408

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Title: Art in Flight: The Sculpture of John Safer

Publisher: NYC: Hudson Hills Press, 1991

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Here is the full range of Safer's work, from the early sculptures in acrylic to recent monumental works in bronze, chrome, brass, and steel. It includes angularly carved yet hauntingly organic forms as well as highly polished forms that perfectly resolve his light-encapsulating style with the 3-D mass and density of traditional sculpture.

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An American sculptor whose works reflect his love of aviation and space technology, John Safer (b. 1922) twists metal and plastic into soaring, angular forms, with mirrorlike surfaces that manipulate light and color. Striving for simplicity, he gives materiality to ideals and concepts in works like Limits of Infinity, Unity and Bird of Peace. Finn's sensitive photographs (in 138 color plates) capture Safer's shapes in all their ambient power, fluid asymmetry and chromatic intensity. Boyne, former director of the National Air and Space Museum, follows Safer's stylistic evolution from constructivist compositions to biomorphic abstractions and his current monumental works.
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