Theaster Gates: 12 Ballads for Hugenot House
List Price: $59.95
Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
In his 12 Ballads for Huguenot House, Theaster Gates chronicles his ambitious project to unite two disused buildings – one in Chicago and the other in Kassel, Germany – by dismantling parts of each to reuse in the rebuilding of the other.The forgotten and dilapidated Huguenot House, built during the early nineteenth century in Kassel, attracted the attention of Gates, as he would associate the histories of the migrant workers who built it so many years ago with that of black and Hispanic builders in his own neighbourhood in Chicago today. Meanwhile, across the ocean, Gates eyed a large, decaying building in Chicago, whose architectural details have remained intact.Gates envisioned an More...
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