This beautifully illustrated book—the definitive volume on American sculptor Mark di Suvero—features more than two hundred images of his most important works, interspersed with short texts by the artist and by other writers who have inspired his art-making practice, plus a contribution by François Barré. Humanist in approach and populist in sensibility, di Suvero's sculpture is accessible, inviting, and inclusive. Praised in particular for his monumental assemblages incorporating steel and wood, di Suvero emerged as a superstar in the 1960s. He was the first living artist to show his sculpture at the Tuileries Gardens, Paris, and the first honored with three major exhibitions at Storm King Art Center. His distinctive, bold pieces can be found in museums and public collections all over the world, and he continues to be the subject of numerous exhibitions both in the United States and in Europe. Mark di Suvero: Dreambook is a celebration of his artistic oeuvre and of his long, distinguished career.
Mark di Suvero received both the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center and the Heinz Award for the Arts and Humanities. François Barré has held top cultural positions in France.
“Shows the daring, greatness, and individuality of di Suvero’s monumental work alongside the passions, poetry, and deep thoughts that drive him.”—Jan Garden Castro Sculpture Magazine
“What makes Dreambook special is that it’s so much more than it might have been.”—January Magazine
“di Suvero is in a class of his own, and this book sets out to prove it.”—American Style
"Di Suvero's steel geometries, with their powerful dynamism and at times calligraphic quality, seem to turn the sheer inflexibility of metal into malleable clay."—Jan Garden Castro, Sculpture
"Mark di Suvero is widely considered to be the greatest living sculptor working in welded metal."—Barbara Rose, author of Monochromes