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John Baldessari (Rizzoli)

BALDESSARI, John, VAN BRUGGEN, Coosje

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ISBN 10: 0847811824 / ISBN 13: 9780847811823
Published by Rizzoli, New York, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth, with title debossed on front cover and stamped in white on spine, with dust jacket. Text by Coosje van Bruggen. Includes biographical data (compiled by David Platzker), a bibliography, an exhibition history and a checklist of the exhibition. Designed by Antony Drobinski and Jill Korostoff. 256 pp., with numerous four-color and black and white plates and reference illustrations, beautifully printed by Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., Japan. 12-1/4 x 9-1/2 inches. Published on the occasion of the 1990 retrospective exhibition of John Baldessari's work at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (also traveled to many venues). Out of print. Very scarce. Fine in Fine dust jacket (a Near Mint copy). Bookseller Inventory # 102124

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Title: John Baldessari (Rizzoli)

Publisher: Rizzoli, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Book by Van Bruggen, Coosje

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Juxtaposing images from popular culture and mundane reality, conceptual artist Baldessari turns the vernacular of mass perception back on itself, jolting viewers out of programmed ways of seeing. An artist with a keen sense of humor and an instinctive feel for the absurdity of much of modern culture, he creates open-ended messages, clues for the spectator to decipher. Wedding 375 plates to a perceptive essay that tracks the Southern Californian's ever-shifting modes, this monograph--a tie-in with a touring retrospective--explores Baldessari's imagist "mind games" of the 1960s and '70s, text-and-image parables, composite photoworks blending newsreel-like reportage with fabrication, collages and installations. Van Bruggen ( Bruce Nauman ) illuminates how Baldessari wrests poetry, meaning and hope from alchemical fusions of movie stills, words, billboard posters, ads, old photographs and art-historical references.
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