• Gego: Weaving the Space in Between
    Monica Amor
    Yale University Press, 2023
    Yale University Press

Gego, “Cuerdas de Parque Central,” 1972. Caracas, Parque Central. Copyright Fundación Gego

This important book is the first extended study of the life and work of German-born Venezuelan artist Gertrude Goldschmidt (1912–1994), known as Gego. In locating the artist’s contribution to postwar art and her important place in the global conversations around modernity, Mónica Amor explores her intermedial practice as a model of cultural complexity at the “edge of modernity.” In situating Gego’s work alongside other local archives and against her European education and global reception, Amor offers a monographic model that complicates traditional approaches to history. She investigates the full range of Gego’s work, including her furniture workshop, her teaching at schools of architecture and design, her seminal reticuláreas, and her lesser-known prints. Through rigorous archival research, formal analysis, theoretical relevance, and deep exploration of historical context, this essential book unpacks Gego’s radical recasting of the modern sculptural project through her engagement with architecture, craft, and design pedagogy.

Mónica Amor, author, is professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art where she teaches modern and contemporary art. Her published research focuses on postwar abstraction and post-object aesthetics as well as the transatlantic dialogues between Europe and South America. She is the author of Theories of the Nonobject: Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, 1944­–1969 (University of California Press, 2016).

Katherine Boller, senior editor, Art and Architecture, will be the primary collaborator at Yale University Press. She will coordinate the book’s editing, production, and design to bring the project to completion. Upon publication, she will work closely with Yale’s marketing, publicity, and sales teams to promote and disseminate the book. Boller has worked in acquisitions for Yale’s award-winning art and architecture list since 2010.

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