Marino Marini: The Sculpture (英語) ハードカバー – 1993/3/1
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A book on the sculpture of the celebrated Italian artist Marino Marini (1901-1980). Combining photographs by David Finn and text by art critic and historian Sam Hunter, the book is a wide-ranging survey of the artist's work.
and sculptors of early 20th century Italy. The "Metaphysical" painter Mario Sironi and the sculptor Arturo Martini have both been a huge influence on my recent work along with other Italians such as Marini.
I have one other book on Marini that includes prints, paintings and drawings
along with the sculptures in which I am primarily interested. Obtaining a
book solely based on the 3-D works at an affordable price seemed too good to be
This book is not altogether horrific, the text is interesting, complete
with anecdotes from his wife Marina etc. The problem I have with this book, as a visual artist, is that even though there are many full page reproductions there is a huge amount of wasted images here. Almost all the major works have 3-6 large detail shots in B&W which could have been more interesting. Close-ups of knees and elbows that are poorly lit and have little aesthetic merit do not add to the understanding of the whole. Some of
the shots of the complete sculptures even though in color are lit so poorly
it is hard to understand what you are seeing. Less useless "details" and more images of some of his smaller works- portaits and bas-reliefs would have made this
a much better book in my humble opinion. I am glad I did not pay an elbow and
a knee for this book.