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Isa Genzken: I Love New York, Crazy City [Hardcover]

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New York's public-relations campaign is not likely to add "crazy city" to its already famous heart-icon declaration of love, but few would dispute the truth of noted German sculptor Isa Genzken's extension of it. Only a mind as oriented toward heterogeneity as hers could capture New York in all its insane glory. These three slipcased artist's books from the time Genzken spent in New York a decade ago are published here for the first time. The collection both illuminates the working methods she uses in her sculptures and stands alone as a work of art itself. The books contain, as do her other works, thoughtful if sundry conglomerations of the items that shape our everyday existence from design, advertising, and the media. Particularly important to her are the relationships in the urban environment between public and private space, artistic autonomy and collective experience. These explorations, as a window into the mind of this important artist or a window looking out onto the city, will bring repeated enjoyment and insight. 3 Volumes, Slipcased.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   460
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 11" Height: 15"
Weight:   9.46 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 15, 2006
Publisher   JRP/Ringier
ISBN  390570109X  
ISBN13  9783905701098  

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More About Isa Genzken & Beatrix Ruf

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Isa Genzken was born in 1948. She has exhibited her work in Germany and internationally since the 1970s. Her artistic vocabulary acknowledes modernism as both model and loss and is characterized by the use of a variety of often unexpected materials, ranging from kitchen utensils to newspaper headlines and press release flyers. Her work often addresses architectural themes and the experience of contemporary urbanism.

Isa Genzken was born in 1948.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > General
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art Instruction & Reference > General
4Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Sculpture > General
5Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Artists, A-Z > General
6Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > General

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I. Genzken  Jul 12, 2007
This book was an overly designed dissapointment. I LOVE genzken's work but the design of the book is WAY TOO DISTRACTING from Genzken's terrific work!

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