Bill Barrett; Evolution of a Sculptor
Hudson Hills Press, 2003
Bill Barrett is a prominent member of the second generation of American metal sculptors. This lavishly illustrated monograph describes the evolution of Barrett’s work in the context of his personal experiences, the modernist tradition, and the turbulent artistic world of which he was a part. A central theme of that evolution was a search for a synthesis between the free expressive gesture, and the craft of welding sheets of metal. When Barrett accomplished that reconciliation he created some of the most lyrical and commanding sculptures of our time.
“I often fade out on books like this pretty quickly because they’re so filled with jargon and academese, but [Palmedo’s] reads like a dream. It’s informative, lucid and opens up the work beautifully in terms of both technique and intention.”
Alan Brody, Associate Provost for the Arts, MIT
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