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Welcome to the M.L. Snowden Library composed of books, monographs, folios and catalogues dedicated to Snowden sculpture authored from 1992 to present by noted scholars, critics and fine arts authorities.

The content of this website is drawn from Snowden's bound catalogue raisonné, RETROSPECTIVE/ M .L. SNOWDEN published by Göethe-Verlag, Berlin.

Additionally, the library also archives M.L. Snowden's filmed public lectures and interviews in DVD format. Archival materials are accessed by appointment. Please contact HagelˇCoulter for further information. The following titles are randomly selected from the complete card catalogue inventory.




SHAPING A LASTING MEMORIAL
Reflections and Commentaries on SHIELD
THE GLENDALE MEMORIAL
M.L. Snowden

Synopsis: A textual exploration of the motivations behind the creation of the GLENDALE MEMORIAL. Expands upon Snowden’s geological insights as they relate to sculpture.

Hardbound
Text by Di Sulio
7 color photos; 18 pages
81/2" x 111/2"
Orlena Press
2004



Tectonics And Cataclasis at the Millennium
M.L. Snowden

Synopsis: This monograph considers Snowden’s two seminal sculptures, TECTONICS and CATACLASIS, in terms of quotations from noted arts authorities who explore the larger artistic and social context of these works.

Jacket/Hardbound
Jacket forward by Anthony Newberg
Text by James Edwards
9 black and white photos; 24 pages
9"x12"
Dunfield Books
1999



THE 4TH GRAND PRIZE EXHIBITION
The Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum

Synopsis: The Rodin Prize Exhibition Catalogue with Snowden's credits and Rodin Prize description. Also includes M.L. Snowden's Rodin Prize article announcement. Text is in Japanese and English.

Hardbound
5 color photos; 10 Pages
8 1/2" x 12"
Bound Rodin Prize Exhibition Catalogue Reprint
1992


 

M.L. Snowden Sculpture
ION
Storm Trilogy

Synopsis: An in-depth look into the sculpture ION with an appreciative forward by Julian Valfoure. The text is derived from an interview between M.L. Snowden and Dr. Marie Busco.

Soft Cover
Forward by Julian Valfoure
Text Interview: M.L. Snowden
9 color photos; 34 Pages
8 1/2" x 11"
Orlena Press
2000


 

M.L. Snowden Sculpture
The Geological Coreium
Celestial Array
HELIOCORE
Unique Remarqued Fournier Bronze

Synopsis: A written account of M.L. Snowden's visionary approach to sculpture. Contains a full explanation of the CELESTIAL ARRAY and an account of the creation of the sculpture, HELICORE.

Hardbound
Text by Di Sulio
1 Original Drawing; 4 tipped original color photographs; 9 pages
13" x 14"
Fabriano Libri Italia
2006




THE CATHEDRAL
of Our Lady of the Angels
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
A House of Prayer For All Peoples

Synopsis: This book, tours the artistic points of the new $200 million Los Angeles Cathedral. Snowden’s work for the sanctuary is given particular attention in the text as well as in photographs.

Jacket/Hardbound
Text: Mary Christine Foster
Pgs. 33-34: M.L. Snowden Main Altar; 3 color photos; 64 pages;
8" x 8"
Editions du Signe
2005




THE CATHEDRAL
OF Our Lady of the Angels

Synopsis: With a forward by Pope John Paul II, this book discusses highlights of the formation of the Cathedral as well as Snowden's role in creating the focal point of the sanctuary.

Jacket/Hardbound
Jacket Forward by Roger, Cardinal Mahony
Prologue by Pope John Paul II
Text: Msgr. Francis J. Weber
Pgs. 261-266: M.L. Snowden Main Altar; 3 black and white photos; 364 Pages
10" x 9 1/2"
Saint Francis Historical Society
2004




THE GOLDEN ANGELS OF THE MAIN ALTAR
& the LOS ANGELES ANGEL FRIEZE FOR THE NEW LOS ANGLELES CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS, M.L. SNOWDEN SCULPTOR

Synopsis: An in-depth account of Snowden's works for the Cathedral which include the MAIN ALTAR for the sanctuary of the $200 million Los Angeles Cathedral as well as the half ton, LOS ANGELES ANGEL FRIEZE. The composition as well as initial inspiration for this commission is explored.

Hardbound
Text: Di Sulio
15 color photos; 42 pages
11 1/2" x 9"
Orlena Press
2003


RETROSPECTIVE
M.L. SNOWDEN

Synopsis: This bound resumé presents a selection of in- situ views of M.L. Snowden’s monumental vision for sculpture of the GEOLOGICAL COREIUM as well as commentaries from noted fine arts authorities.

Jacket/Hardbound
Forward by Dr. Alan Weisman
17 color photos; 8 black and white photos; 56 pages
181/2" x 14"
Goethe-Verlag, Berlin
2006


 

COMMENTARIES AND REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF DRAWING FROM THE PERSONAL NOTEBOOKS OF M.L. SNOWDEN, SCULPTOR

Synopsis: This books offers rare abbreviated insights composed by Snowden that extend the understanding of the sculptor’s visual language.

Hardbound
27 color photos;182 pages
8 3/4" x 11 1/4"
Orlena Press
2003


 

M.L. SNOWDEN
THE RODIN TOOLS
REFLECTIONS ON A SCULPTURAL HERITAGE
POSIDONOS

Synopsis: This work offers a written account of Snowden’s artistic inheritance as well as interviews which discuss the sculptor’s formative influences. This work offers a photographic record of the historic Rodin tools in their original housing and condition.

Hardbound
Text by Dr. David Rosen
6 color photos; 28 Pages
12" x 13"
Posidonos
2006

M.L. SNOWDEN
CLAY FOR BRONZE
COMMENTARIES AND ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE GEOLOGICAL COLLECTION

Synopsis: An extensive collection of quotations from M.L. Snowden accompanying historic photographs from the sculptor's archives. An informative introduction by noted sculpture scholar, Dr. Marie Busco, accompanies the text.

Hardbound
Forward by Marie Busco, Ph.D
43 tipped original color photographs; 54 pages
12" x 13" x 3"
Fabriano Libri Italia
2004


 

M.L. SNOWDEN SCULPTURE

Synopsis: Visual photographic display opening up to 50" that explicates Snowden's Cathedral commission. This folio displays M.L. Snowden's first clay relief and is one of an extant pair prepared for the day of the unveiling to His Eminence, Cardinal Roger Mahony.

Hardbound Ribbon Mount
1 CLAY "Cathedral Los Angeles Frieze" mural and 4 additional original color photographs
24" x 14"
M.L. Snowden
2000

 

M.L. SNOWDEN SCULPTURE

Synopsis: Visual photographic display opening up to 50" that explicates Snowden's Cathedral commission. This folio displays the finished bronze of the first angels for a permanent public setting in the history of Los Angeles, showing the FRIEZE as it first appeared before its installation in the Cathedral's Visitor's Center.

Hardbound Ribbon Mount
1 BRONZE "Cathedral Los Angeles Frieze" mural and 4 additional original color photographs
24" x 14"
M.L. Snowden
2000

 

M.L. SNOWDEN SCULPTURE
FOLIO, EARLY WORK

Synopsis: This folio displays single views of M.L. Snowden's sculpture created to 1989. The folio lends insight into the collected works awarded the inaugural Alex Ettl Grant "For lifetime achievement in American art."

Cased Hardbound Ribbon Folio
36 color photos; 53 pages
9" x 11 1/2" x 3"
Dunfield Books
1999


 

M.L. SNOWDEN SCULPTURE
FOLIO, THE DESTROYED CLAYS OF THE GEOLOGICAL BRONZE COLLECTION

Synopsis: This folio is a display of incremental clay views of the Geological Collection. Includes frontispiece introductions to each work. Also includes notes on M.L. Snowden’s historical background.

Hard-cased Hardbound Ribbon Folio
104 color photos; 150 pages
9" x 11 1/2" x 3"
Dunfield Books
1999


 

M.L. SNOWDEN SCULPTURE
SIX MONOGRAPHS - GENESIS/ CATACLASIS/ THE SEA CREATES/ PACIFIC SEA WALL/ AMETHYST GEODE COLLECTION/ TECTONICS
VAL LAMBERT, FRANCE

Synopsis: A collection of one-on-one interviews with M.L. Snowden conducted by Dr. Daniel Winn. These conversations form a particularly vibrant account detailing the artistic motivations behind each of these works. Accompanied by historic clay photographs, these monographs open a door into the profundity and complexity of Snowden’s vision.

Hard-cased Soft Cover
Masterpiece Publishing Inc.
72 color photos; 132 pages total
12" x 8 3/4"
Val Lambert, France
1999


 

M.L. SNOWDEN SCULPTURE
ASCENSION OF ELEMENTS
ALLUVIA
FIRST PHOTOGRAPHS AND REFLECTIONS ON THE NEW GEOLOGICAL SCULPTURE SUITE:
ALLUVIA/ AEOLIA/ CALDERA/ TERRA

Synopsis: A full explication into the creation of the sculpture, ALLUVIA. This text lends special insight into the creation of the ASCENSION OF ELEMENTS series.

Hardbound
10 color photos; 20 pages
14" x 13"
Triomphe et Fils, France
2006


 

M.L. SNOWDEN
IMPRESSIONS ON BRONZE

Synopsis: This album book of CD's and DVD's presents selected films and audios from Snowden's ground-breaking public lecture series and interviews. Includes historic Cathedral footage as well as a selection of meditations on a wide range of works extensively represented  in contemporary collections. The reclusive Snowden narrates an extemporaneous commentary of her work in these archival films and audios.

IMPRESSIONS ON BRONZE offers the opportunity to view Snowden's commentaries on the Geological Coreium, unique historic perspectives, as well as the theoretical basis for the creative impetus toward sculpture in both private and public format.

Hardbound
35 Color Pages, 27 CD's
14" x 14"
Forward by Dr. James A. Hagel
Posidonos 2007


 

M.L. SNOWDEN
AND THE LEGACY OF RODIN

Synopsis: A comprehensive filmed documentary featuring archival memorabilia as well as historic interview reminiscences of M.L. Snowden. This documentary touches upon the inspirational focus of Snowden's sculpture, artistic inheritance, international awards and creative impetus. Presents rare filmed footage of Snowden sculpture, the Rodin tools and foundry sequences.

CD Jacket
1 DVD movie/color text overlay
51/2" x 71/2"
Nova VB Media Associates
1999


 

 

 



 

 

 

 

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