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Fred Sandback: Being in a Place [Hardcover]

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As a student at Yale, Fred Sandback struggled with sculpture until George Sugarmann told him "if you are so sick of the parts, why not just make a line with a ball of string and be done with it." For the rest of his career, Sandback used taut and resonant strings to sculpt space and light. Ephemeral and site-specific, his Minimalist sculptures, familiar to visitors to Dia:Beacon among other museums, use colorful acrylic yarn strung between the ceiling and floor or into the corners of an exhibition space to interrupt and delineate space, refer to drawing, evoke volume, create magical boundaries that beg to be traversed, and give the viewer occasion to pause and consider. His clusters of lines can seem to create walls or doors, or make the space reverberate like the body of an instrument whose strings have just been plucked. The artist himself called them "pedestrian spaces" by which he meant to describe both the viewer as a passerby and his art as an everyday thing. Following his death, his remaining works feel less pedestrian, less everyday, more precious and more ephemeral, each irreplacable one ready, as many have, to revert to a tangle of threads.

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Pages   296
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.24" Width: 8.19" Height: 1.18"
Weight:   2.65 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2006
Publisher   Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN  377571720X  
ISBN13  9783775717205  

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More About Yve-Alain Bois

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Yve-Alain Bois studied at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes under the guidance of Roland Barthes and Hubert Damisch. A founder of the French journal "Macula, " Bois is currently a professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ.

Yve-Alain Bois currently resides in the state of Massachusetts. Yve-Alain Bois has an academic affiliation as follows - Harvard University.

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Worthy book about a very interesting artist  May 21, 2007
I became very interested in Fred Sandback's work at the DIA: Beacon Museum and found this book after that. It is comprehensive and interesting and has many worthwhile images. I would never hesitate to recommend this book.

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