Title: WOLFGANG TILLMANS - Rare Pristine Copy of ...
Publisher: New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 181 pages. Published in 2006. Retrospective Exhibition Monograph. The very first retrospective exhibition of Wolfgang Tillmans' body of work in the United States. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Wolfgang Tillmans: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Wolfgang Tillmans. Essays by all six of the leading scholarly experts on the art of Wolfgang Tillmans. Biography and Bibliography appended at the end. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Canada to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark retrospective exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago from May 20 through August 13, 2006. The show travelled on to other major venues in the United States. Presents "Wolfgang Tillmans". Some of the finest and most representative images by the German-born, London-based artist/photographer. "The underbelly of the world and the pursuit of impossible truth: Wolfgang Tillmans takes his exploration of the visible world to a new level. From nightlife to still life, Tillmans shows us another side of the world we live in today. Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of his generation, his work, while appearing to capture the immediacy of the moment and the character of the subject, also examines the dynamics of photographic representation. From the outset, he ignored the traditional separation between art exhibited in a gallery and images conveyed through other forms of publication, giving equal weight to both" (Benedikt Taschen). Together with Taschen's "Truth Study Center" (2005), this is an indispensable guide to Wolfgang Tillmans' world, the world of the incurable voyeur, our world. An absolute "must-have" title for Wolfgang Tillmans collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in blue pen-marker on the title page by Wolfgang Tillmans. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. He did exactly one signing to launch the book. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Turner Prize in 2000, the most prestigious contemporary art award. Wolfgang Tillmans' "Concorde" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the most brilliant artist/photographer of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER WOLFGANG TILLMANS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0300120222. Bookseller Inventory # 10606
Synopsis: Few artists have changed the manner in which photographic images are made, read, and received over the past two decades as dramatically as German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968). One of the most important and distinctive artists to emerge in the 1990s, Tillmans?s work is internationally recognized for its powerful reflections on the often overlooked objects and moments in everyday life.
With images culled from the entirety of Tillmans?s career, this generously illustrated book accompanies the artist?s first retrospective exhibition in the United States and features the potent effects of his portraits, abstractions, and structural and sculptural motifs. Essays by leading scholars examine the context of the German art and pop cultural scene in which Tillmans first began working in the late 1980s; his use of magazines as both venue and source materials; his unique approach to portraiture; his ability to create a sense of intimacy between the viewer and subjects ranging from his friends to cultural figures and heads of state; and his distinctive approach to presenting his images in displays and installations.
A fascinating look at the breadth of Tillmans?s career to date, including his most recent new work, this book demonstrates the renowned abilities of one of the art world?s most revolutionary photographers.
About the Author: Julie Ault is an artist and editor of Alternative Art New York, 1965–1985. Daniel Birnbaum is the author of The Unthought Known: Balka, Salcedo, Ketter, Gober, Tuymans and is a contributing editor for Artforum. Russell Ferguson is Deputy Director of Programs and Chief Curator at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Dominic Molon is Pamela Alper Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Lane Relyea is Assistant Professor of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University, and the author of Vija Celmins. Mark Wigley is Dean at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and the author of several books, including Constant?s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire.
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