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Cornelia Parker
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Iwona Blazwick Bruce A. Ferguson
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Cornelia Parker

Iwona Blazwick Bruce A. Ferguson Yoko Ono


Thames & Hudson Ltd

Art & design styles: from c 1960;
Installation art;
Individual artists, art monographs


256 pages

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Cornelia Parker is one of the most thoughtful and profound artists working in Britain today. Exploring everything from ghosts and gravity to relics and the unconscious, she transforms everyday, ordinary objects into compelling works of art. Parker's projects - which have included blowing up a shed, steamrolling musical instruments, exploding a firework made from a pulverised meteorite, and suspending charcoal taken from a church struck by lightning - have captured the public imagination since she first came to prominence in the 1990s. This monograph, now available in paperback, traces the development of her art from the late 1970s to the present day. Organised chronologically to show the development of her thinking and practice, the book also features five thematic essays by curator and writer Iwona Blazwick. Over 175 works are illustrated, each accompanied by a commentary from the artist herself. The book features a preface by Yoko Ono and an introduction by Bruce Ferguson, which places Parker's work in context.

By:   Iwona Blazwick, Bruce A. Ferguson, Yoko Ono
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 240mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   1.450kg
ISBN:   9780500291092
ISBN 10:   0500291098
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   April 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Iwona Blazwick has been Director of the Whitechapel Gallery in London since 2003.

'Incredibly fascinating ... it's compelling to see the trajectory of Parker's practice' - Aesthetica 'An accessible mix of autobiography, insight and analysis ... an artist's monograph that's as intimate as it is expansive' - Art Review 'Wonderful ... The publication becomes its own kind of exhibition. This quality marks this book out from many other monographs on contemporary artists. ... I can recommend this book as both a first class introduction to Cornelia Parker, and, for those familiar with her work, as stimulating account that aids further reading and encourages deeper looking' - Cassone

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