Open-Air Sculptures
Giovanni Carandente

Writings by Eduardo Chillida
Photographs by David Finn
Remarks on works by Dena Merriam


The public works of Eduardo Chillida, present in numerous cities in the world, figure among the most intense and telling creations of contemporary monumental-scale sculpture. Throughout his essay, Giovanni Carandente analyzes, in addition to the artistic, stylistic and environmental aspects, the profound ethical implications of Chillida’s work; from steles dedicated to intellectuals, thinkers and friends, to tributes in recognition of poets and artists –– from Goethe and Khayyam to Hokusai and Miró.

Contemporary Art, Monograph
In most cases, Chillida's works involve architectural, urban or landscape aspects, and the problem that the artist must face is the organization of the works in the space, whether in relation to the external environment in which the work is placed or to interior space, closed and sometimes hermetic, which for the artist has a value that is both stimulating and creative. This volume also includes a wide selection of the Basque artist's writings that bring us closer to his desire to"define the hollow three-dimensional through the full three-dimensional, establishing at the same time a kind of dialogue between them ... The dialogue between the forms, whatever they may be, are much more important than the forms themselves.”

Giovanni Carandente (1920-2009) has been one of the most renowned specialists in contemporary sculpture.
David Finn is a photographer with a career focused on the art world, from ancient Egypt to classical Greece, through the main protagonists of the Renaissance –– Donatello, Miguel Angel –– and modern sculpture.

304 pages, 326 illustrations
Hardback, 24x29.5 cm
Spanish, English
Polígrafa, 1st edition 2019
ISBN 9788434313859