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Ferdi Sannamees : avec un résumé en français (Ferdi Sannamees : with French summary) [Monopgaph]
Loodus, Tartu 1937 - Estonian language, summary in French. Enlarged octavo format 19 x 26 cm. Weight 450 gr. Wrappers, 142 pp. Coated fine paper printing. The book is in Fine condition without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. Some soft minor creases along bottom and upper edge of back cover. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition, back cover shows some soiling, frayed upper edge and spine ends are restored (pasted with paper strips). The monograph written by art and architectural historian, Doctor of Arts Alfred Waga provides an overview of Estonian Honored art sculptor and artist Ferdi Sannamees (1895-1963) life and work. Richly illustrated edition includes 90 full-page sculpture reproductions, full list of works of sculpture, numerous painting reproductions in the text. Sannamees won for himself an outstanding place in Estonian art history, from his oeuvre developed a new quality of Estonian art. He entered the Estonian arts sector in the 1920s. In the small sculptor family of the time, he soon came to play a leading role and he maintained the respective position up to the end of his life. Most of his creations are free-standing sculptures – portraits and figures. The favourite material was bronze, although he had made substantial works also from wood, marble, granite and ceramics. In 1918-1919, he studied in the studio of K. Mägi and in 1919-1924 in Pallas; he started with studying painting and graphic art, but ended up as a sculptor. In 1923, he studied further in Dresden under the supervision of the sculptor K. Albiker and also in Paris. In 1923-1925, he was a teacher of plaster casting in Pallas, in 1925-1927, the manager of the State Art Trade School study workshop and in 1928-1941, a freelance artist in Tallinn. Sannamees was one of the most remarkable portraitists in the Estonian sculpture sector. He has also created figures and monuments, like the memorial monument for students and teachers killed in the Estonian War of Independence situated near the Tallinn Secondary Science School and the monument for A. H. Tammsaare in Albu. Besides sculpture, Sannamees also masterfully created numerous drawings, oil paintings and graphics, illustrated many books and magazines. During studies in Pallas in 1920 he issued folder of ten linocut prints named "Tartu suvel" (Tartu is summer). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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