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Atlas of Contemporary Art for Use by Everyone [Hardcover]

By Denis Gielen, Laurent Busine (Introduction by) & Laura Austrums (Translator)
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In the form of a geographic atlas, this volume initiates dialogue between art and other disciplines such as the sciences, sociology and politics. Four-hundred pages of color images drawn from art, architecture and film are annotated with historical, thematic and iconographic information and a mosaic of texts formed from quotes by artists, scientists and intellectuals, as well as encyclopedic entries, art reviews and short biographies. An entry on "the bizarre," for example, is illustrated with works by Paul McCarthy and Jake and Dinos Chapman. One of the goals of any atlas is to survey the world in order to better explore it--seeing and naming phenomenon in the world is just as imperative as seeking to define the meaning of that phenomenon.

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Pages   400
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.75" Width: 8.75" Height: 13.5"
Weight:   5.25 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2008
Publisher   Exhibitions International
ISBN  2930368217  
ISBN13  9782930368214  

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More About Denis Gielen, Laurent Busine & Laura Austrums

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Laurent Busine is Director of Exhibitions at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, Belgium. Inge Jadi is Curator of the Prinzhorn Collection at the Psychiatric Department of the University of Heidelberg and Bettina Brand-Claussen is Assistant Curator. Caroline Douglas is an Exhibition Officer at the British Council.

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