Arthur Carter

Studies for Construction



ISBN: 9781419704529 Category:

Charles A. Riley


Arthur Carter’s metal sculpture is a form of drawing in space, and so it is not surprising that analytical, exploratory drawing is the foundation of his practice as an artist. Arthur Carter: Studies for Construction reproduces more than 200 of his drawings, which reveal the attention to interval and rhythm of the trained classical musician that he is. Carter, who has spent much of his life in the upper reaches of finance and journalism, is an artist whose sense of reality is deeply grounded in the lyrical abstractions of geometry: “Only squares and circles, lines and ellipses,” he says, “can elegantly explain and simplify the complex meaning of life.” Art historian and journalist Charles A. Riley offers a compelling portrait of Carter’s mind and hand at work.

Additional information

Weight 1154 g
Dimensions 21.7 x 25.9 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 January 2013
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21.7 x 25.9 cm
Weight 1154 g


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Arthur Carter is an artist and the subject of Abrams' Arthur Carter: Sculptures, Paintings, and Drawings. Charles A. Riley is an art historian, journalist, and entrepreneur. He is the author of Color Codes, Saints of Modern Art, and The Jazz Age in France.