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Dennis Oppenheim: Venezia Contemporaneo

Celant Germano and Dennis Oppenheim

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ISBN 10: 8881581272 / ISBN 13: 9788881581276
Published by Charta, Milano, Italy, 1997
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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309 pp., 4to. Paperback. Contains 202 illustrations (145 in color). Some scuffing, soiling & edgewear to covers & spine; creasing & sm tears to spine. Slight soiling to textblock edges. Some light scuffing & soiling scattered to textblock. Bookseller Inventory # 154020

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Title: Dennis Oppenheim: Venezia Contemporaneo

Publisher: Charta, Milano, Italy

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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A recurrent theme that characterizes the work of Dennis Oppenheim (Electric City, Washington, 1938), one of the most unusual and adventurous of contemporary American artists, is the encounter between art and nature. His first work using land, in Oakland, was produced in 1967. From the beginning of the Seventies, his work began to take a wide variety of forms, from performance art to installations, from video to the production, at the end of the decade, of the machine pieces, three-dimensional structures animated by mechanical devices. In 1986, the work of the artist took another turn: his works, enormous imaginary objects, mutant and distorted, are all pervaded by a new violent and playful irony. This book presents Oppenheim's sculptural upside-down church Device to root out evil. Produced for Venice, this glass and aluminum sculpture, 12 metres high, 6 metres long, and 4 metres deep, balances only on the tip of the bell-tower.

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