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Sublime: The Darkness and the Light
     

Sublime: The Darkness and the Light

by Jon Thompson, Christopher Want
 

Current British art is generally seen to be dominated by sophisticated, media-conscious sensibilities whose play with visual forms is ironic, street-wise and strategic. This book gives expression to human experiences that lie beyond the mundane realities of the everyday, with painting, sculpture, and installations from the forefront of contemporary British art.

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Current British art is generally seen to be dominated by sophisticated, media-conscious sensibilities whose play with visual forms is ironic, street-wise and strategic. This book gives expression to human experiences that lie beyond the mundane realities of the everyday, with painting, sculpture, and installations from the forefront of contemporary British art. Produced to accompany a traveling exhibition organized by London's Hayward Gallery, Sublime contains stunning color reproductions from the exhibit, as well as essays by the influential artist and writer Jon Thompson and Christopher Want—critic, philosopher, and author of Kant for Beginners.

Sublime captures one of the most exciting moments in contemporary art with works like Gustav Metzger's disturbing floorpiece, To crawl into, and Lucia Nogueira's black kites and sentry-boxes. Other artists include Mathew Hale, Hannah Collins, Susan Hiller, Mona Hatoum, Anish Kapoor, and Mark Wallinger.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853321931
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/23/1999
Edition description:
First Edition, Works from the Arts Council Collection
Pages:
63
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.13(h) x 0.25(d)

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