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Last Updated: Nov 23, 2014
William Kentridge: Secondhand Reading
Call Number: 709.2 KEN 7
Publication Date: 2014-10-31
"Secondhand Reading" began life as a film constructed from a succession of drawings made by William Kentridge (born 1955) in 2013, on the pages of old books. Conceived as a kind of secondhand reading in which books are translated into a filming of books, it is both a narrative--it begins at the beginning and will eventually get to the end--and an acknowledgment of the necessity of repetition, inconsistency and the illogical. One of today's most preeminent and popular artists, Kentridge has made many flip books and book-length works that attest to his longstanding interest not only in film (he has been making animated films for two decades) but also in the relationship between drawing, photography and filmmaking. At 800 pages, "Secondhand Reading" is by far his most ambitious volume.
Chris Burden, Extreme Measures
Call Number: 709.2 BUR 10
Publication Date: 2013-10-22
The work of seminal contemporary artist Chris Burden, insightfully contextualized around major themes, illuminates a practice that is as unique as it is influential. For four decades, Chris Burden's work has redefined the boundaries of the sculptural field. Whether subjecting himself to extremes of physical suffering or reconfiguring forgotten urban objects and toy models to create potent signifiers of a time and place, the brute force of Burden's work in the physical realm reverberates through the psychic one. On the occasion of the New Museum's focused survey of Burden's work, this book provides new perspectives on his art. Organized around themes like the Myth of the American West, the Institution, Gender Roles, and Model Making, the book reexamines preoccupations that span the artist's long career.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser 1928-2000
Call Number: 709.2 HUN 4
Publication Date: 2014-08-20
"A world full of color," said Friedensreich Hundertwasser, "is synonymous with paradise." With his demonstrations and actions, his manifestos for nature, for more human-oriented architecture, and for the improvement of the quality of life and living conditions, Friedensreich Hundertwasser was one of the most fascinating artists of the 20th century. He became a symbolic figure, not only as a painter but also as an architect, ecologist, and philosopher, in particular for all those who are searching for a life tuned to the natural and the human. This standard edition consists of the first volume of TASCHEN's limited edition Friedensreich Hundertwasser 1928-2000, and offers a comprehensive presentation of Hundertwasser's work and life, with a detailed text by Hundertwasser's longtime friend Wieland Schmied.
Giuseppe Arcimboldo, The Librarian, 1566. Oil on canvas, 38"X28", Skokloster Castle, Sweden.
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