The Word is Art

ISBN: 9780500295977 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2018 Autor: Michael Petry Editură: Thames & Hudson Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 288 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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There has been much scaremongering about the 'death of the book', and how, as words find new ways and means of transmission, young people might gradually begin to shun writing. In the digital age, text becomes information, and information strives to become free. But what value can text hold in the sphere of visual art? How is such text different from poetry? Can the poetic itself be visual art, or is text in this context consigned to the realms of gimmick and catchphrase?

Looking at the work of a broad range of artists including Bruce Nauman, Julien Breton, Jeremy Deller, Takashi Murakami, Tracey Emin, Christian Boltanski and many more, The Word is Art examines each of these questions, contending above all that in the digital and online age, words have become more important than ever. With the advent of texting and social media, many predicted the debasement of language, and some have pointed to evidence of this in our so-called 'post-truth' culture. Artist Michael Petry demonstrates that, on the contrary, words remain critical, powerful and central to art practice.

Digital communication has seen the word as text permeate life in ways that the poets and artists of yesterday could never have imagined. Presenting a brief history of word- and book-based art, and examining major areas where the word has dominated artistic practice, this book takes us on a fascinating and richly illustrated global tour of diverse contemporary art forms.

With 250 illustrations in colour

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Michael Petry
Data Publicarii
2018
Editura
Thames & Hudson
Inaltime
27.5
Latime
23
Grosime
2.8
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
288
Greutate
1480
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