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Prestel
01 May 2018
Art & design styles: from c 1960; Sculpture; Individual artists, art monographs; Individual photographers
Accompanying a major museum survey of the work of Zoe Leonard, this gorgeous book offers an in-depth look at one of the most influential artists of her generation. From aerial landscapes to the Alaskan wilderness, American cities to natural history museums, there are few subjects that Zoe Leonard has not tackled in her 30-year career. Working primarily in photography and sculpture, Leonard consistently confronts the realities of change, love, and loss. This book brings audiences up to date on Leonard's impressive body of work and accompanies a long-awaited retrospective exhibition. It features images and examinations from every one of Leonard's major series, including her early aerial and museum photographs, her landmark works - Strange Fruit and Analogue - and her most recent works, In the Wake. Essays in the book range from the critical to the personal, including explorations of sexual politics, immigration, and family. Breathtaking in scope and bringing together every facet of Leonard's oeuvre, this volume celebrates Leonard's unflinching eye and her intimate art. AUTHOR: Bennett Simpson is Senior Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. SELLING POINTS:

Artist: Zoe Leonard is an American artist primarily known for her photography, sculpture, and site-specific installations. She is also an influential feminist and queer activist who started working in New York City in the 1980s, an era marked by overwhelming loss during the AIDS epidemic. She is represented by Hauser & Wirth, New York. She lives and works in New York. Wide-ranging and in-depth monograph: This publication is the most comprehensive monograph on the work of New York artist Zoe Leonard, whose critically acclaimed career over thirty-five years includes photography, sculpture, and installation.

Illustration: The book showcases 207 illustrations of the artist's work.
By:   Bennett Simpson
Contributions by:   Douglas Crimp, Elisabeth Lebovici, Fred Moten, Elisabeth Sherman
Imprint:   Prestel
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 280mm, 
ISBN:   9783791357317
ISBN 10:   379135731X
Pages:   312
Publication Date:   01 May 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

BENNETT SIMPSON is Senior Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Reviews for Zoe Leonard: Survey

Breathtaking in scope and bringing together every facet of Leonard's oeuvre, Zoe Leonard: Survey celebrates Leonard's unflinching eye and her intimate art. -Midwest Book Review


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