- ISBN 9780500239063
- 27.50 x 23.00 cm
- PLC (no jacket) with tipped on plate to front board
- 391 Illustrations, 366 in colour
- First published 2013
- Thames & Hudson publisher
Whether in painting, photography, sculpture or video, contemporary artists have drawn on a tradition ripe with metaphorical and moral significance to create works of conceptual vivacity and striking beauty.
Michael Petry has structured the book according to the classic categories of the still-life tradition – Flora, Food, House and Home, Fauna and Death. Each chapter explores how the timeless symbol of the memento mori – a reminder of death, change and the passing of time – has been rediscovered for a new millennium.
Rebecca Scott 1987 – 2009
by Rebecca Scott
The Art of Not Making
- ISBN 9780500290262
- 27.50 x 23.00 cm
- Paperback with flaps
- 324 Illustrations, 318 in colour
- First published 2012
- Thames & Hudson Publisher
The Art of Not Making tackles these questions head on, exploring the concepts of authorship, artistic originality, skill, craftsmanship and the creative act, and highlighting the vital role that skills from craft and industrial production play in the creation of some of today’s most innovative and sought-after works of art.
Michael Petry presents the art of over 115 contemporary artists – including Takashi Murakami, Matthew Barney, Tony Cragg, Cornelia Parker, Grayson Perry, Ai Weiwei, Daniel Buren and Carsten Höller – all of whom have one thing in common: they do not always make their own work. Instead, they often either employ others to produce it on their behalf, or appropriate objects made by someone else. Original interviews with the artists and artisans offer insights into this creative collaboration, which often produces works breathtaking in their scope and ambition.
Art & Outrage: Provocation, Controversy and the Visual Arts
JOHN A. WALKER
Distributed for Pluto Press
288 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Published January 1999
In Art & Outrage, John A. Walker covers the period from the late 1940s to the 1990s to provide the first detailed survey of the most prominent cases of art that has scandalised. The work of some of Britain’s leading, and less well known, painters and sculptors of the postwar period is considered, such as Richard Hamilton, Bryan Organ, Rachel Whiteread, Reg Butler, Damien Hirst, Jamie Wagg, Barry Flanagan and Antony Gormley. Included are works made famous by the media, such as Carl Andre’s Tate Gallery installation of 120 bricks, Rick Gibson’s foetus earrings, Anthony-Noel Kelly’s cast body-parts sculptures and Marcus Harvey’s portrait of Myra Hindley. Walker describes how each incident emerged, considers the arguments for and against, and examines how each was concluded. While broadly sympathetic to radical contemporary art, Walker has some residual sympathy for the layperson’s bafflement and antagonism. This is a scholarly yet accessible study of the interface between art, society and mass media which offers an alternative history of postwar British art and attitudes.
New feminist art criticism : critical strategies
Why have there been no Great Women Pornographers?
New Strategies, Naomi Salaman, 1996
Edited by Katy Deepwell
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin’s Press, c1995.
xv, 201 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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Golden Rain, On The Edge, exhibition catalogue, Stavanger, 2008
Abstract Eroticism, Art and Design, Academy Editions, London Paperback, 1996 Parallel Conjunction, Art and Design, 1995
British Art Defining The 90s, Mario Flecha, No 41, 1995
Works Perfectly, exhibition catalogue, text by Lynn Macritchie, 1994
Rebecca Scott at Mario Flecha, Mark Currah, Untitled, No6, 1994
Decoy, Andrea Schlieker, exhibition catalogue, Serpentine Gallery, May 1990