Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898–1940 is the first biography dedicated to the life and work of renowned artist Alexander Calder. Starting with his peripatetic upbringing in Philadelphia, California, and New York, the author, Jed Perl, traces Calder's studies as an engineer, his influential friendships with prominent twentieth-century creators, as well as his move to Paris in the 1920s and work thereafter, to brilliantly illustrate the artist's visionary practice and career. Based on unprecedented access to Calder’s personal letters, papers, and interviews, Perl’s biography is deeply researched and includes more than 350 illustrations of little-known works and archival photographs that have never before been seen.
Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898–1940 by Jed Perl is published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York and will be released October 24, 2017. To purchase, visit Penguin Random House’s website.