Workmanship of Risk: Sculpture by Michael Cooper (Hardcover)

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Workmanship of Risk: Sculpture by Michael Cooper (Hardcover)

By Michael Cooper (Artist)


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This book is a lavishly illustrated retrospective showcase of the life and work of sculptor Michael Cooper of Sebastopol, California, USA. More than 300 photographs provide an in-depth look into Michael's youth in California's Central Valley; his art education and training at San Jose State University and University of California at Berkeley; and his career development and accomplishments over five decades. Included are insightful and informative essays by renowned essayist and historian Paul Karlstrom and John Lavine, former editor of Woodwork magazine, as well as a foreword by Jeff Nathanson, executive director of the Museum of Sonoma County.

More than one hundred examples of Michael's detailed working drawings reveal his design ideas and thought processes as he plans and creates his sculptures, and 285 large, stunning full-color photographs give the reader an intimate, almost tactile appreciation of the superb craftsmanship and creative expression apparent in his intriguing and thought-provoking sculptures.

Michael's introduction and a workplace section featuring photographs of Michael's home grounds and the artist at work in his spacious and well-equipped studio welcome the reader into his world in a friendly and intimate way.

When we close the book, we feel as though we know this unique artist and have actually entered his studio to be inspired and awed, to watch him work and enjoy his friendly company.

Product Details ISBN: 9781624650727
ISBN-10: 1624650724
Publisher: Design Studio Press
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English