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Claus Bury

The Poetry of Construction

Volker Fischer



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01 April 2020
This beautiful book features all of Claus Bury's monumental sculptures in one volume - an impressive development of Land Art to wooden and ultimately steel construction. Presented in English and German.

The monumental architectonic works by Claus Bury evoke constructions of ancient civilisations or bridges and ships courtesy of their geometric archaism. Almost all of them are enterable and - as stages, lookout points or retreats - address the basic conditions on which experiencing form and space is premised.

After training to become a goldsmith, Claus Bury found success in the 1960s as a jewllery artists. His experience with performance and temporary sculpture in outdoor spaces led to a radical break: he opted to work in large format and since the end of the 1970s has realised almost a hundred monumental sculptures in public locations. Now, for the first time, they have been brought together in a catalogue raisonne.

The extraordinary views and perspectives shown in the artist's photos are fascinating, a testament to how Bury captures and integrates the vast space that surrounds them. Gouaches and technical drawings complement the mostly black-and-white photographs.
By:   Volker Fischer
Imprint:   Arnoldsche
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 200mm, 
ISBN:   9783897905726
ISBN 10:   3897905728
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   01 April 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Prof. Dr. Volker Fischer studied art pedagogy, German studies, linguistics and psychology in Kassel, and art history, archaeology, ethnology, German studies and linguistics in Marburg. From 1981 to 1993 he was deputy director of the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt/M., and 1993 to 2012 head curator of product design in the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt/M. From 1992 to 2012 he was an honorary professor at HfG in Offenbach. He has contributed to approx. 1,500 publications on architecture, design and art history.

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