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Matter + spirit : Stephen De Staebler / edited by Timothy Anglin Burgard ; with essays by Rick Newby and Dore Ashton.

Author/creator De Staebler, Stephen, 1933-2011
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoSan Francisco, Calif. : Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco ; Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2012.
Description238 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Other author/creatorBurgard, Timothy Anglin.
Other author/creatorNewby, Rick.
Other author/creatorAshton, Dore.
Other author/creatorM.H. de Young Memorial Museum.
Other author/creatorFine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Variant title Matter and spirit : Stephen De Staebler
Portion of title Stephen De Staebler
Contents Stephen De Staebler: humanist sculptor in an Existentialist Age / Timothy Anglin Burgard -- Wrested from the earth: the life and art of Stephen De Staebler / Rick Newby -- The heart of the matter: a tribute to Stephen De Staebler / Dore Ashton -- Plates.
Abstract "Over the course of a fifty-year career, Stephen De Staebler (1933-2011) created powerful, elegiac figurative sculptures in clay and bronze. Extending and assimilating an artistic lineage that includes Michelangelo, Auguste Rodin, and Alberto Giacometti as well as the art of the ancient Americas, Egypt, and Greece, De Staebler developed a sculptural vocabulary uniquely his own. A resident of the San Francisco Bay Area since the late 1950s, De Staebler was among the first students of the legendary Peter Voulkos at the University of California, Berkeley. In conjunction with the Bay Area Figurative movement, De Staebler helped to infuse the existentialist agenda of Abstract Expressionism with a profound humanism. Illuminating the significance of De Staebler's practice as never before, curator Timothy Anglin Burgard analyzes the artist's major pieces. Poet and critic Rick Newby sketches a biographical portrait of the sculptor, and renowned art historian Dore Ashton offers a moving tribute to the artist, with whom she was a lifelong friend. Produced in collaboration with the artist and his estate, this authoritative volume--published on the occasion of a major exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco--offers an unprecedented glimpse into the sculptor's studio and process."--Publisher's website.
General notePublished on the occasion of the exhibition "Matter and Spirit: The Sculpture of Stephen De Staebler" held at the De Young Museum, San Francisco, Calif., Jan. 14-Apr. 22, 2012.
General note"Edited by Leslie Dutcher ... index by Susan G. Burke."--Colophon.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 228-233) and index.
LCCN 2011936826
ISBN0520272307 (hardcover)
ISBN9780520272309 (hardcover)
ISBN0520272315 (paperback)
ISBN9780520272316 (paperback)

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