Albert Paley Portals & Gates
M. Jessica Rowe
Hardcover: 144 pages 81/4" x 10 1/2"
Publisher: University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
180 illustrations, 156 in color.
Albert Paley Portals & Gates delves into the artist's creative process, illustrating how an idea emerges onto paper and jumps through the developmental stages in order to become reality. Published to commemorate the opening of Christian Peterson Art Museum at Iowa State University, this book provides a detailed cross section of Paley's career beginning with his first major commission in 1974 and proceeding to his most recent piece, located at Iowa State and dedicated in September 2007. This publication relates the uniqueness of his portals, gates, and passageways while chronicling his career and his artistic process through stunning color illustrations of both his drawings and his sculptural works.