Reverberations: Sound Sculptures by Harry Bertoia

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Nov 19 2017 - Jan 7 2018

Harry Bertoia spent more than a decade creating works of art that were also musical instruments. These innovative sculptures explore the relationship between form and sound. Reverberations presents a selection of Bertoia’s sound sculptures that were played at the Allentown Symphony Orchestra’s premiere of Bertoia Sound Sculptures for Orchestra. This newly commissioned composition will be featured in the exhibition.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

Whether or not you go, The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia: The Man, the Artist, the Visionary offers insight into the philosophy as well as technical innovation of this dynamic artist. The brilliant mid-century modern artist, Harry Bertoia (1915 1978), left a rich legacy of art and design, each with an intriguing history. And yet, while just about everyone has seen the Diamond Chair, few can identify Harry Bertoia as its designer. Even fewer recognize the Bertoia sculptures and other monumental pieces at various public venues. This important volume, illustrated with over 200 revealing photos, allows easy identification and appreciation of Bertoia's work. Written with insights that only a daughter could offer, this impressive book also reveals the complex man behind the fascinating art. Personal letters and family anecdotes offer a deep look into the life and motivations of this profound metal artist. 

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  • Sculpture
  • American
  • Harry Bertoia

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