Richard Serra and Hal Foster: Conversations about Sculpture
Drawn from talks between Richard Serra and art historian Hal Foster held over a fifteen-year period, this book offers an intimate look at the artist’s life and work, reflecting on moments of discovery and reassessing ideas around sculptural form. Serra and Foster explore such subjects as the influence of music, dance, and architecture on Serra’s work; the importance of materiality and site-specificity to his practice; and his belief in sculpture as experience. They also discuss various sources of inspiration, from Donatello and Constantin Brancusi to Japanese gardens and Machu Picchu.
Featuring a preface by Foster, this in-depth exchange is illustrated with more than 116 black-and-white illustrations of works by Serra and other artists including Brancusi, Edgar Degas, Alberto Giacometti, and Pablo Picasso.