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Chiparus : Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots
by Alberto Shayo


Overview - The definitive study of the life and work of Demetre Chiparus one of Art Deco's greatest sculptors now expanded with fifty three new color illustrations. Born in Romania, Demetre Chiparus (1886 1947) studied in Italy and France before settling in Paris, where he perfected the chryselephantine technique of combining ivory with bronze.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The definitive study of the life and work of Demetre Chiparus one of Art Deco's greatest sculptors now expanded with fifty three new color illustrations. Born in Romania, Demetre Chiparus (1886 1947) studied in Italy and France before settling in Paris, where he perfected the chryselephantine technique of combining ivory with bronze. Produced as multiples, his works were greatly admired as small scale decorative objects and today are among the most coveted objects from the Art Deco period, capturing the lively and sensuous spirit of the time. This lavishly illustrated volume examines Chiparus's work as an embodiment of the Art Deco style. The author explores the various contemporary inspirations for the sculptor's art, including haute couture, the music hall, Diaghilev's ballets, and the stage designs of Leon Bakst. Focusing on Chiparus's bronze and ivory pieces, he outlines their development from idea through finished piece, with illustrations of plasteline models that document the artist's working methods. The book provides much previously unknown information about Chiparus's life; and this new edition also offers an appendix devoted to his newly rediscovered paintings. Alberto Shayo was born in Buenos Aires and earned a degree in economics and politics from the University of Birmingham, England, before returning to Buenos Aires and training to be a medical doctor. A collector of art and antiques, he now lives in New York City, where he has had a gallery for eleven years. 241 illustrations, 173 in full color pages

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780789205735
  • ISBN-10: 0789205734
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press
  • Publish Date: October 1999
  • Page Count: 216
  • Dimensions: 13.33 x 10.46 x 1.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.42 pounds


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