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Judith Scott: Bound & Unbound

MORRIS, Catherine & HIGGS, Matthew

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ISBN 10: 3791353845 / ISBN 13: 9783791353845
Published by Brooklyn Museum, New York, 2014
Condition: fine Hardcover
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Illustrated throughout in color. 127 pages, Slim 4to, glossy pictorial boards, without dust wrapper, as issued. New York: Brooklyn Museum/DelMonico Books, (2014). First edition. A fine copy. Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Bookseller Inventory # 281277

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Title: Judith Scott: Bound & Unbound

Publisher: Brooklyn Museum, New York

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: hardcover

Illustrator: Judith Scott

Book Condition: fine

Edition: First.

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This fascinating and generously illustrated book offers an in-depth look at the art and life of Judith Scott, and accompanies the first major exhibition of her artworks in the U.S. Judith Scott’s story has become widely known: born with Down syndrome, and institutionalized for thirty years, before moving to the Bay Area to be near her twin sister, Scott had long-hidden artistic sensibilities that were first discovered at the visionary Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland. There, she developed an affinity for fiber and other found materials, creating remarkable and idiosyncratic objects―fastidiously assembled structures that radically challenge our attempts to define them as sculpture. In addition to illustrations of more than forty essential works, this volume includes a number of essays that trace Scott’s artistic development and her place within the field of contemporary art as a whole. A previously unpublished interview with Scott’s twin sister, Joyce, tells the story of how Judith’s move from relative isolation to a supportive and nurturing environment allowed an unexpected and extraordinary talent to emerge and flourish.

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Lynne Cooke is Andrew Mellon Professor at CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Matthew Higgs, a curator, writer, and artist, is the Director and Chief Curator of White Columns, New York Kevin Killian has written three novels, Shy (1989), Arctic Summer (1997), and Spreadeagle (2012); a book of memoirs called Bedrooms Have Windows (1990); and three books of stories. Catherine Morris is the Sackler Family Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

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