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Christian Petersen: Sculptor

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Christian Petersen: Sculptor

by Lea Rosson DeLong
with contributions by Patricia Lounsbury Bliss, Charles C. Eldredge, Dana L. Michels, Linda Merk-Gould, and Lynette L. Pohlman

Hardcover, 2000

242 pages, 150 images, 8.75 x 11.25 inches

Price: Now $15.00 + shipping & handling

Through his twenty-one years as sculptor-in-residence and art faculty member, Christian Petersen literally changed the face of the Iowa State campus. Many decades – and thousands of students, faculty members, administrators, and visitors – later, Petersen’s sculptures and murals still adorn the campus and influence the hearts and minds of all who view them. The illustrations in this publication capture the beauty of Petersen’s artistic gift while the text unfolds his personal story and places the sculptor within the context of twentieth-century American art. Included are:

  • Illustrations of the artist’s most important sculptures, preparatory models, and drawings

  • Excerpts from the Art on Campus Poetry Collection, commissioned work based on Petersen’s art

  • Petersen’s interpretation of America during the turbulent times of the Depression through World War II

This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition Christian Petersen: Sculptor (August 22 through December 31, 2000), presented by the Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums at Iowa State University.


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