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Richard Wilson (Merrell Publishers)

WILSON, Richard, ARCHER, Michael, MORRISSEY, Simon, STOCKS, Harry

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ISBN 10: 1858941555 / ISBN 13: 9781858941554
Published by Merrell Publishers, London, 2001
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated French-fold wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Installations by Richard Wilson. Essays by Michael Archer, Simon Morrissey and Harry Stocks. Includes a chronology and a bibliography. 224 pp., with over 500 illustrations. 11-3/8 x 10 inches. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 109552

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Title: Richard Wilson (Merrell Publishers)

Publisher: Merrell Publishers, London

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No dust jacket as issued

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Richard Wilson is one of the foremost exponents of installation art working in the world today. His seminal work 20:50, a sea of reflective sump oil permanently installed in the Saatchi Collection, London, has been described as "one of the masterpieces of the twentieth century", and has come to stand as the defining example of installation. Recent pieces have continued to generate critical acclaim, including Slice of Reality, a 20-metre-high vertical cross-section of a 600-ton dredger located in the Thames at Greenwich, London, and Set North for Japan (74[degree] 33' 2"), a full-scale steel-framework replica of the artist's own house, displaced and inverted in the Japanese countryside.
This, the first monograph on the artist, examines the full spectrum of Wilson's work, moving from models, drawings and his many gallery-based projects to collaborations with architects and engineers to realize such major architectural interventions as Over Easy, an 8-metre, imperceptibly rotating, disc-shaped section of a building's facade that challenges our collective expectation and experience of how space and materials should behave. Richard Wilson has always been fascinated by displacements of the received order of our environment, from tunnelling to earthquakes, from oil wells to archaeology, and his work explores our responses to such radical disruption.

About the Author:

Michael Archer is an art critic and lecturer who has written extensively on contemporary art.

Simon Morrissey is a writer and independent curator who has worked with Richard Wilson on numerous projects since 1996.

Harry Stocks is an associate with Price & Myers Consulting Engineers, who have collaborated with Richard Wilson on many of his sculptures.

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