Testi: Rider Alistair. pagg. 240; rileg. rigida.
Editore: Phaidon Press, London, 2011.
Carl Andre (born 1935), the American minimalist artist, is perhaps best known for his grid-based floor sculptures but also for large, outdoor public artworks and small sculptures, poetry and installations. Alistair Rider here shows that it is the materials that he uses to make his works that inspire him from his controversial bricks to all sorts of metals, found wood, even hay bales, Andre is fascinated by what materials make up the world and presents them for contemplation.Andre’s early wood sculptures show t he influence of Brancusi, who His work features in many important collections, including he UK’s Tate, which bought Equivalent VIII in 1972 and a few years later was the inspiration for much public controversy over the nature of contemporary art. For the first time, Andre’s poetry is given due place in his oeuvre, making this a uniquely comprehensive understanding of the artist and his art.