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by Lloyd E. Herman,Thomas Mann,Michael W. Monroe,Andrei Codrescu


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Thomas Mann creates wordless pieces of metal art that speak volumes with beauty, character and humor. Andrei Codrescu (Author), Lloyd E. Herman (Author), Thomas Mann (Author), Michael W. Monroe (Author) & 1 more.

Thomas Mann creates wordless pieces of metal art that speak volumes with beauty, character and humor. This breathtaking showcase of his work illustrates the story of how Thomas Mann came to reach such levels of creative genius. From counter-culture jewelry maker to modern "artrepreneur.

Thomas Mann: Metal Artist Oct 24, 2001. by Andrei Codrescu, Lloyd E. Herman, Thomas Mann, Michael W. Monroe.

I was born in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania, where in the 16th century they burned witches, in 1989 they shot students, and now citizens don't flinch when Europe's second biggest theatre festival sets off fireworks at midnight. I emigrated to Detroit in 1966 where a revolution was in progress. Thomas Mann: Metal Artist Oct 24, 2001.

Thomas Mann Metal Artist book. His many books include Whatever Gets You through the Night, The Postmodern Dada Guide, and The Poetry Lesson. He was Mac Curdy Distinguished Professor of English at Louisiana State University from 1984 until his retirement in 2009. Books by Andrei Codrescu.

by Andrei Codrescu, Lloyd Herman, Thomas Mann. Thomas Mann creates wordless pieces of metal art that speak volumes with beauty, character and humor.

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Title: Thomas Mann: Metal Artist. Publisher: Guild Publishing. Publication Date: 2001. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine.

Hardcover; quarto; 127 p. illustrated in color; slight rubbing to dustjacket, else a beautiful, clean and crisp copy. Protected in archival mylar. Title: Thomas Mann: Metal Artist. Synopsis: Thomas Mann creates wordless pieces of metal art that speak volumes with beauty, character and humor.

Paul Thomas Mann (UK: /ˈmæn/ MAN, US: /ˈmɑːn/ MAHN; German: ; 6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. His highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas are noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual

Thomas Mann "But the problem I had especially in mind was that of the artist's dignity.

This remarkable new translation of the Nobel Prize-winner’s great masterpiece is a major literary event. Thomas Mann regarded his monumental retelling of the biblical story of Joseph as his magnum opus. He conceived of the four parts–The Stories of Jacob, Young Joseph, Joseph in Egypt, and Joseph the Provider–as a unified narrative, a mythological novel of Joseph’s fall into slavery and his rise to be lord over Egypt. But the problem I had especially in mind was that of the artist's dignity. History & Fiction.

Thomas Mann, Munich, Germany. This site is maintained by the author's . publisher Alfred A. Knopf/Vintage Books.

Thomas Mann creates wordless pieces of metal art that speak volumes with beauty, character and humor. This breathtaking showcase of his work illustrates the story of how Thomas Mann came to reach such levels of creative genius. From counter-culture jewelry maker to modern "artrepreneur," Mann is profiled through both contributor essays and photos of his own extraordinary artwork. Written pieces include a fascinating assessment of Mann's work in the context of the contemporary craft movement from Lloyd Herman, founding director of the Smithsonian Institution's Renwick Gallery. A second essay, by National Public Radio commentator and novelist Andrei Codrescu, captures the essence of Mann's humor, vision and creativity. Through the eyes of these two exceptional authors, the reader learns how Mann maintains the individuality and creativity of his artworks, while overseeing a staff that produces more than 20,000 pieces each year.

Comments: (7)

Doomwarden
Wonderful book - glad I bought it!
Ochach
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING - This book should be in every jewelers library!
Landamath
This is a wonderful book. I was not familiar with Thomas Mann at all until I purchased this book. To say the man is a creative genius is almost an understatement.
Sharpbringer
I received my order in just a few days. The book is awesome and was received in better condition than I expected. Very pleased, would recommend.
Samut
Mann's jewelry has a unique character. Depending on which pieces you look at, it has the depth and mystery of Joseph Cornell's shadow boxes, the layered complexity of Nick Bantock's artwork, and the mechanical cleverneess of Alexander Calder's mobiles - but with more sense of play and pure fun than I've seen in any of those other artists. And, in order to share that sense of fun with the largest number of people, Mann has done the nearly unthinkable in the world of jewelry: he keeps his work affordable by using steel, brass, and plastic in place of gold, platinum, and precious stones. To me, that seems like a revolutionary statement of the obvious: good design is what makes jewelry more enjoyable than a pricey lump of metal. Mann decided to eliminate the pricey metal, and to sell design and enjoyment.

These pieces have remarkable character. Most of his work, especially bracelet size and up, consists of a wide range of different shapes, structures, and textures, strung together with cheerful and pleasing dissonance. Faces, hands, loose beds in plastic channels, found pictures and objects -- all appear together in never-ending combinations. Many of the "found" objects aren't, really, since some of his clients (like QVC) want designs that can be fabricated repeatably and in quantity. Still, Mann manages to retain sense of uniqueness and age that make his pieces so distinctive. And, although Mann uses standard jewelry fabrication technique where appropriage, he uses miniature nuts, bolts, and rivets not just as fasteners, but as design elements as well.

Mann is a remarkable character in himself, too, as the biographical notes show. Both as personal growth and as response to the pressures changing markets, he seems to reinvent himself every decade or so - and often more frequently than that. If you just look at the happy variety within his artwork, you'll still keep coming back to this volume. Mann the man is at least as interesting, however.

-- wiredweird
Xanna
I confess, I am a Thomas Mann fan! This is a wonderful book that anyone who loves Mixed Media, found objects and unique jewellery will love. A wonderful variety of "essays" written by others about Mann at different times in his career, starting in the 1970's including pieces written by Mann on his creative process. It is a wonderful read and you can see clearly how his unique style has developed.

The glorious images that adorn the pages of his work are beautifully taken and reproduced in page after page of work that you can not help but gasp at, sigh at and hopefully appreciate this remarkable artist's talent. The book may be "old" in terms of publishing (2001) but you just have to track this book down and keep it before it is out of print. This book is one of my most loved.
Bolanim
great book with wonderful jewelry examples plus an insight into the artists life and how his art work journey began
A book well done for the fan of Thomas Mann. It gives LOTS of detailed photos of all his work through the years, as well as an account of his life. I'm glad he gives acknowledgement for all the people who contributed to his success. Well done!
Thomas Mann: Metal Artist download epub
Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Lloyd E. Herman,Thomas Mann,Michael W. Monroe,Andrei Codrescu
ISBN: 1893164128
Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Subcategory: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: English
Publisher: Guild Publishing (October 24, 2001)
Pages: 127 pages