Pedro S. de MovellA n is considered one of the world's most well known kinetic sculptors alive today; this is a complete survey of his works from 1990 to 2012.
The son of an abstract painter and an architect, de MovellA n perfectly balances both of their influences in his own work.
Each piece is unique, precisely constructed to be refined and detailed, yet unpredictable in its motion.
From the rich mahogany, maple inlays, and leaf-shaped fans of Swiss Movement to the artist's first outdoor sculpture, the eight-foot-tall Lily in polished aluminum and gold leaf to the most recent carbon fiber works weighing mere ounces, included here is every sculpture de MovellA n has made throughout his career.
The book also features text on de MovellA n's various styles and techniques and offers insights on his use of size, shape, material, color, and range of motion.
Also included are detailed conceptual sketches and schematics for selected works as well as ephemera marking milestones in his career.
For the collector, curator, and fan of kinetic sculpture and contemporary art, this volume serves as a must-have first part to de MovellA n's catalogue raisonnA (c).