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Jim Dine, Birds

Dine, Jim; Blaut, Julia; Bell, Clare; Celant, Germano

ISBN 10: 3882432403 / ISBN 13: 9783882432404
Published by Steidl, 2001
New Condition: New Hardcover
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NO FINER COPY EXISTS anywhere in the UNIVERSE. // NEW BOOK and DJ, both GIFT-quality MINT condition, and with new Mylar protection. // Clothbound hardcover, unpaginated, 13 plates on 'double fold-over' pages. Text in English. // Wethinks you must have this book. Now. Size: Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 006559

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Title: Jim Dine, Birds

Publisher: Steidl

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Clothbound Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: First Edition.

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A childhood encounter with a crow at a zoo led to a lifetime fascination with avian life for the American artist Jim Dine. This encounter with the bird was perceived by the young Dine with a mixture of fear, fascination and a deeper understanding of his unconscious world, and from it grew a mythic personal symbolism, which he explores in Birds, a series of remarkable black-and-white photographs. Here, an everyday, unspectacular bird might appear to the beholder as a character of mythology, as a jester at a Medieval court, or as a strange messenger from a world behind the scenes. These are rich, intimate, darkly detailed images imbued with symbolism and meaning. They are also beautiful and compelling, particularly as published in this spectacular volume, which, with 36 images printed using a technique called heliogravure, and with a Japanese binding, is a truly beautiful object in itself, and reveals a new aspect of Dine's work.

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Jim Dine was born in Cincinnati Ohio in 1935. He has been a painter, sculptor and printmaker all his life. He started making these photographs in 1995.

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