The Sculpture of Gaston Lachaise
Essay by Hilton Kramer, and appreciations by Hart Crane, e. e. cummings, Marsden Hartley, Lincoln Kirstein, A. Hyatt Mayor, and Henry McBride
The first book on the life work. Eighty pages of plates, an essay by Hilton Kramer, and appreciations by Hart Crane, e. e. cummings, Marsden Hartley, Lincoln Kirstein, A. Hyatt Mayor, and Henry McBride.
"An ideal presentation worthy of the artist."
–Meyer Shapiro, Columbia University
"Lachaise alone among the sculptors of this generation is the one whom it is not ridiculous to cite in connection with Michelangelo. He was of the same giant breed."
"Lachaise, above all other sculptors since the Renaissance, is the interpreter of maturity. He is concerned with forms which have completed their growth, which have achieved their prime; forms, as he would say, in the glory of their fulfillment....It is no wonder that to a nation predominantly adolescent Lachaise's insistence upon the mature is frightening."
"In the American sculpture of his period he is pre-eminent, the only artist in the sculptural medium who, through both the quality and the copiousness of his production, comes in on the level of the great European masters and sustains serious comparison with their best efforts."
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