Från en annan bokpresentation: James Pearson, Constantin Brancusi, sculpting the essence of the things:
Constantin Brancusi is one of the greatest of all sculptors, and a key sculptor of the modern era, with Rodin and Picasso. His influence can be seen in a wide range of Western sculptors, including Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Henry Moore, Jean Arp, Barbara Hepworth, Minimalists and 'land' artists. This new book studies the religious and mythical dimensions of Brancusi's distinctive 'eggs', 'fishes', 'heads' and 'columns'. His central quest was for the 'essence of things', which resulted in purifying a form until the essence was left.