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Absolute Wilson: The Biography [Hardcover]

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Documentarian Katharina Otto-Bernstein was granted unprecedented access to the influencial and controversial artist and stage designer Robert Wilson. Otto-Bernstein traces Wilson's career from his Texas childhood to his present-day studio at the Watermill Center on Long Island, Wilson's famous 'think tank". She examines the artist's creative process and unconventional techniques, reveals how he chooses his collaborators, and documents their often turbulent relationships. Additional interviews with Wilson's family members, friends and colleagues, including Philip Glass, David Byrne, Jessye Norman, Susan Sontag, John Rockwell and Paula Cooper, round out this refreshingly honest and insightful look at an important artist and his work.

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Pages   270
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Weight:   4.32 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 30, 2006
Publisher   Prestel Publishing
ISBN  3791334506  
ISBN13  9783791334509  

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2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Artists, A-Z > General
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Performing Arts > Theater > Stagecraft
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Absolute genius  Jan 19, 2007
Absolute Wilson by Katharina Otto-Bernstein is a definitive must have document covering the work of Bob Wilson, one of the great geniuses of Avant Garde theatre. It accompanies the film of the same name. It covers his early work from the sixties going right through and giving valuable, frank and honest insights with contributions from many people close to him and the evolution of his extraordinary work from original creations like 'Deafman Glance', 'Einstein on the Beach' to his interpretations of classic operas including Mozart's Magic Flute' and Wagners 'Ring'. Inspiring, Beautifully illustrated and impossible to put down. A must have for anyone interested in his work which touches theatre, dance, opera and defies all categorisation
An informative 288-page introduction to one of the most influential and talented men working in the arts today  Sep 20, 2006
Enhanced with some 400 color illustrations and photographs, Absolute Wilson: The Biography showcases the life and work of avant-garde visionary, artist and stage designer Robert Wilson. Documentarian, filmmaker, and producer Katharina Otto-Bernstein was provided with complete access to Wilson and traces his career from his Texas childhood to his present-day studio at the Watermill Center on Long Island. Absolute Wilson reveals the artist's creative process, his unconventional techniques, how he chooses his collaborators (documenting their often turbulent relationships), and Wilson's famous "think Tank". Enhanced with interviews with family members, friends and colleagues ranging from Philip Glass and David Byrne to Susan Sontag and John Rockwell, Absolute Wilson is a definitively informed and informative, 288-page introduction to one of the most influential and talented men working in the arts today.

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