Glenn Adamson
Glenn Adamson is a curator and theorist who works across the fields of design, craft, and contemporary art.
Adamson, Glenn
Adamson, Glenn
United States of America
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Description: The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World
Imagine that you are a Dutch painter, a relatively recent arrival in England. You come up to Norfolk, perhaps from London (a two-day journey), because you have been commissioned by one of the country’s wealthiest families to paint their collection at their great house. You have brought with you painted studies on rolled canvas as well as model books of drawings, as aids to filling out the...
PublisherYale Center for British Art
Related print edition pages: pp.90-93
Description: Scale
Big Clay #3 (2008–2011), an outdoor sculpture by the Swiss artist Urs Fischer (b. 1973), is a mighty impressive sight (fig. 1). Ten meters high and rendered in dull gray metal, it towers over its viewers. Yet it began as a gesture of remarkable slightness. The artist simply squeezed a lump of modeling clay in his hand, creating an impromptu maquette....
PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.28-63