Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms–Works from 1959-1979
240 pages, Fully-illustrated
Foreword by Evan Snyderman; Introduction by Alastair Gordon
Published by Gregory R. Miller and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 2012
Design by Richard Pandiscio and William Loccisano
Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms–Works from 1959-1979 is an exhibition highlighting over five decades of unique pieces of handmade sculpture and furniture by celebrated American designer and craftsman, Wendell Castle. Instrumental in helping shape the American studio furniture movement throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Castle consistently challenged the traditional boundaries of functional design since the outset of his career. Almost all of the pieces were hailed as revolutionary in changing the way we look at furniture and had an undeniable, though rarely explicitly recognized, influence on generations of artists and designers around the world. Together, these works tell the story of how Castle nimbly combined art, craft, and design, presenting a definitive study of his strong artistic vision. Produced on the occasion of Wendell Castle’s exhibition at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 2012, this catalogue features essays by curator Evan Snyderman, and an introduction by Alastair Gordon.