Color and Form

Color and Form

The Geometric Sculptures of Morton C. Bradley, Jr.
Lynn Gamwell
Distribution: World
Publication date: 5/14/2012
Format: cloth 160 pages, 135 color illus., 12 b&w illus.
12 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-253-00610-3
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Runner up, Photography/Art category, New England Book Festival Best Books of the Holiday Season
The colorful geometric sculptures of Morton C. Bradley, Jr. (1912-2004), designed to be suspended from the ceiling, seem to float in the air like models of unknown, beautiful stars. As each sculpture slowly revolves, its intricate structure is transformed by a progression of colors that illuminate new aspects of its character. Bradley's creations embody the mathematical structure of nature and the beauty of pure mathematics. In this lavishly illustrated first publication of Bradley's remarkable body of work, bequeathed to Indiana University with which he had close ties, Lynn Gamwell explores the Harvard University milieu that gave rise to his artistic vision in the 1930s, his work as a painting conservator at the Fogg Museum, his study of music and mathematical patterning, and his founding of a workshop that fabricated these intricate handmade pieces, timelessly integrating pure color and form.
Published in association with the Indiana University Art Museum

Author Bio

Lynn Gamwell teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is director emeritus of the Art Museum at Binghamton University, the State University of New York, and a former curator of the Gallery of Art and Science at the New York Academy of Sciences. Her publications include Dreams 1900-2000: Science, Art, and the Unconscious Mind, and Exploring the Invisible: Art, Science, and the Spiritual.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Eric J. Heller
Forewords by Michael A. McRobbie and deans of Business School Law School, and SPEA
Acknowledgments by Lynn Gamwell, Adelheid Gealt, and Sherry Rouse
Introduction Adelheid Gealt
Introduction Evan Turner
Morton C. Bradley Jr.'s Geometric Sculptures in Context Lynn Gamwell
Annotated Sculpture Checklist Sherry Rouse and Liska Radachi
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