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Author Hamill, Pete, 1935-2020.

Title Tools as art : the Hechinger collection / Pete Hamill ; foreword by John Hechinger.

Imprint New York : H.N. Abrams, 1995.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection M Schick  704.9496219 H18t 1995    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 206 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Forward: The Hechinger Collection / John Hechinger -- Tools as Art / Pete Hamill -- Afterword: Artists and Tools / Carolyn Laray.
Summary "Tools as Art presents more than two hundred works in full color from the Hechinger Collection - an impressive collection celebrating the amazing variety of twentieth-century art that represents or incorporates tools and hardware. There are elegant and witty sculptures of tools - from common hammers, saws, screwdrivers, pliers, and wrenches to machine tools such as the lathe and the drill press - in wood, glass, metal, paper, and stone; constructions of found objects and building materials that use familiar forms to make works of imaginative power; and paintings, prints, and photographs depicting tools of all sorts. The artists range from well-known figures such as Jim Dine, Arman, Jean Tinguely, Lucas Samaras, Richard Estes, Claes Oldenburg, and Walker Evans to younger men and women, some of whom are published here for the first time. They all share the strong attachment to everyday things that undergirds much modern art, and it is this quality that makes their work so evocative."--Jacket.
Subject Hechinger, John -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Tools in art -- Catalogs.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Catalogs.
Art -- Private collections -- Maryland -- Landover -- Catalogs.
Art -- Maryland -- Landover -- Catalogs.
Hechinger, John. (OCoLC)fst00350794
Art. (OCoLC)fst00815177
Art, Modern. (OCoLC)fst00816615
Art -- Private collections. (OCoLC)fst00815314
Tools in art. (OCoLC)fst01152614
Maryland -- Landover. (OCoLC)fst01250406
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01423692
ISBN 0810938731 (hardcover)
9780810938731 (hardcover)

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