"Study of Calder's long and eventful career was prepared in cooperation with the artist, who produced a number of drawings expressly for its publication. It presents for the first time a comprehensive survey of Calder's enormously varied production, with examples from each of the seventeen areas in which he has worked.
The 457 illustrations, 103 in color, were selected, from several thousand available examples, by the author Jean Lipman, assisted by an editorial team of three, who worked with her at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Whitney has organized an exhibition based on the content of this book to coincide with its publication.
In addition to presenting her own introduction to Calder's life and work, Jean Lipman has chosen to let the artist and his contemporaries, other artists, writers, and critics, speak for themselves, telling in their own words the remarkable story of Calder's colorful career. A detailed chronology and other documentation, compiled with the assistance of Calder, his family, and close associates, make this book an invaluable text for scholars as well as a distinguished book for Calder's many admirers."