Richard Erdman’s new monograph, Richard Erdman Sculpture, is a survey of monumental works in stone and bronze created in the last decade and includes 158 color reproductions. With essays by Amy Rahn and Michael Wehunt, this 160-page hardcover book takes the viewer on a journey around the world, to the vast and harmonious environments in which Erdman’s sculptures are placed: upon shimmering water, among ancient trees near Lake Zurich, a bucolic English estate, and a bustling corporate lobby in New Delhi. The prominent presence of each sculpture does not impose upon the landscape, but rather enhances it, grounding the surrounding communities and creating an environment of beauty and contemplation.
“Erdman evokes unbounded experience by constructing forms that hold space without containing it. His forms are open and flowing, yet rooted; they gather and release the space around them, like a momentary revelation that occurs in a string of ordinary moments.” –Amy Rahn
Richard Erdman Sculpture is a 12 x 10 ¾ inch hardcover book designed by Deborah Kehoe of Kehoe Design Associates. This hardbound, smyth sewn book has been printed in an edition of eight by Queen City Printers Inc. in Burlington, Vermont. The paper is Chorus Art Silk, printed in four-color process with full satin aqueous coating. The end papers are Neenah Oxford Bronzed, featuring a blind deboss on the blue book cloth, wrapped with a full color dust jacket, using a full gloss film laminate. The book font uses Gill Sans designed by Eric Gill in 1927-1930, originally designed for theLondon Underground.