The Worlds of Nam June Paik

Hanhardt, John G. & Nam June Paik; Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim

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Trade PB. 4to. Guggenheim. 2000. 275 pgs. 300 illustrations in full color. Signed by Nam June Paik on the FFEP. Wrappers lightly worn. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. E-08; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 275 pages; A Guggenheim Museum Publication Accompanying the first American retrospective of the Korean-born multi-media artist's work since 1982, this volume brings together the major artworks that define Nam June Paik's singular achievement. Through his sculptures, installations, videotapes, and projects for television, Paik has recognized and realized the potential of video to become an artistic medium. Published to accompany an exhibition opening in February at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, this book is sure to draw major media attention. Through its 300 illustrations, and an essay by Guggenheim curator John G. Hanhardt-supplemented by a selection of Paik's own writings-this volume allows art lovers to experience the numerous ways in which Paik has treated the electronic moving image and expanded the definition of sculpture and installation art over the past four decades. ; Signed by Artist. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Accompanying the first American retrospective of the Korean-born multimedia artist's work since 1982, this volume brings together the major artworks that define Paik's singular achievement. With 300 full-color and duotone illustrations, the full range of Paik's achievement is represented - from his early 1960s performance pieces through his videotapes, installations, megatrons, and celebrated "robot" portraits. The volume is the first to represent Paik's recent laser-projection installations in the rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. John G. Hanhardt provides an overview of the artist's career while focusing on his important place in the history of the moving image. The volume includes a selected exhibition and performance history as well as a selected bibliography.

From Library Journal: Holding a magnet to the face of a TV screen distorts the picture in strange and wonderful ways. Distorting or changing our ideas about the way television or video should look or work is the central theme of Nam June Paik!s art. Educated as a modernist musician in Japan and Europe, he arrived in New York in 1964 to participate in the radical Fluxus art movement then challenging the limits of conventional artistic theory. From a musical and performance background he proceeded to experiment with film and video, often producing spectacular installations of video monitors built into indoor or outdoor sculptures. Piling up antique TVs into robots or building wall maps of the Unites States using neon outlines around dozens of video monitors, Paik has created a vivid metaphor of the late 20th century. Written to accompany the current exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, this catalog presents an excellent overview of Paik!s involvement with the New York artworld of the Sixties, of his increasing fame as a designer of freestanding video sculpture, and of the numerous video works. This is the best single summation of Paik available in book format."David McClelland, Philadelphia
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Title: The Worlds of Nam June Paik
Publisher: Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good
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