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Hamish Fulton: Walking Artist [Hardcover]

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In The Walking Artist, Hamish Fulton documents his peripatetic self and its relationship to the world through which it moves. Fulton--born in London in 1946--initially studied sculpture, but in 1969 he turned to an artistic activity based on walking. Since then he has continued to occupy this utterly unique position within the field of contemporary art, marking himself as a visionary and a true original. Fulton's work consists in walking across various landscapes, and The Waling Artist documents various ''walking pieces'' of his from over the years, from the early 1970s until the present day. Included are walks through terrain like hills, mountains, and forests, in area as diverse as southern England, Peru, Bolivia, northern California, central Australia, Nepal, Japan, Baffin Island in Arctic Canada, and France.

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Pages   168
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.86" Width: 9.66" Height: 0.72"
Weight:   2.81 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Richter Verlag
ISBN  3933807263  
ISBN13  9783933807267  

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A Peripatetic Ode To Exotic Landscapes  Mar 6, 2002
Hamish Fulton, the walking artist, is not a diarist. Far from it! Rather than being concerned with the facts of his adventures on foot through some of the most interesting and ruggedly beautiful landscapes on Earth, Fulton is instead preoccupied with a more rarified distillation of his RESPONSE to those landscapes and the act of traversing them. Thus the texts, wall paintings and photographs that have been included in this volume are better understood as fragments of experience represented iconographically in place of systematic description.and detailed observation. To quote Angela Vettese (who translated the text from German and contributed a brief, fascinating essay at the end of the book), "Fulton's actual that eternal dilemma arising from the gulf between the fundamental loneliness of the individual, the incommunicability of what he experiences and the equally deep-rooted need to communicate his experiences and to share them with others." Out of the tension this dialectic inevitably imposes on us all comes Walking Artist; a superb presentation of one man's struggle to resolve the riddle artistically.

Walking Artist is a unique, dare I say joyous, offering that is grounded photographically. Fulton is an exceptionally able photographer and as a collection of images, this volume will not disappoint. But he is also gifted with an ability to represent his perpetual (re-)discovery of the world about him more abstractly in drawing, painting and visually dramatic text. The combination of concrete photographic image coupled with these other media conveys tremendous creative energy. And creates a visual gestalt that really does have a way of taking you into this man's world as he wanders the globe in search of truth and light. And, perhaps most importantly, meaning. Hamish Fulton walks the land alone but brings us along after the fact so effectively that it is difficult to believe we were not in fact with him on his wondrous peregrinations.


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