Thomas Mann: Metal Artist by Andrei Codrescu and Lloyd Herman
Mann, oh man! Metal artist, jewelry maker, sculptor, production house leader, gallery owner, lecturer, Thomas Mann may be one of the most challenging artists to pin down in words. He creates wordless pieces of metal art that speak volumes with beauty, character and humor.
His "Techno Romantic" design system can at first glance appear to be a contradiction in terms. Yet, this visually stunning book comprehensively clasps onto the essence of Mann's creativity, humor, vision and great contributions to art accessibility and the American contemporary craft movement.
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.