Book Talk and Signing at the MIT Museum
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
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265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Join author Christina Lanzl and Richard Bertman, artist, co-founder of CBT Architects, and subject of Richard Bertman: The Sculptures, as they delve into the creative synergy between architecture and sculpture in the making and meaning of Bertman’s kinetic objects, wire sculptures and other works. Enjoy an evening of wit, pondering the bright side of life, and exploring the humanity in all of us.
This event is the official launch of the book and is offered in conjunction with Drawing, Designing, Thinking: 150 Years of Teaching Architecture at MIT. Mark Jarzombek, author of the foreword, curator of the concurrent exhibition and professor at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning will join the conversation.
Books will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. Published by Images Publishing + Peleus Press, Melbourne
Hardcover $35. Order the book on Amazon.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Limited seating.
Richard Bertman: The Sculptures
This book delves into process, meaning and interpretation of Bertman's sculptures, shedding light on his creative practice and analyzing each work, while also listening to the artist's voice. He is best known for his whimsical mechanical sculptures. Man, and machine are Bertman's central foci, resulting in two major groupings: kinetic objects primarily activated by electric motors and figurative portraits made from bent wire, welded steel rod, or carved in wood. Complementing these are the early abstract sculptures as well as explorations in other materials, such as copper, bronze or the incorporation of appropriated items from found objects.
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