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Christian Boltanski

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ISBN-10: 2080300792

ISBN-13: 9782080300799

Edition: 2010

Authors: Catherine Grenier, Daniel Mendelsohn

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Christian Boltanskiinternationally acclaimed photographer, sculptor, painter, and installation artisttackles the problems of death, memory, and loss in his art that draws heavily from his own life. Boltanskis art can be either dark and disturbing or playful, and sometimes both at once. This monograph examines every aspect of his art, from his unusual choice of materialsnewspaper clippings, used clothing, photographs of photographsto the spirits that haunt his work. One of his most successful exhibitions, Lessons in Darkness (1988), explored the personal pathos of the Holocaust in a shocking new way. Catherine Grenier worked closely with the artist to produce a strong, visual volume that…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/6/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 8.56" wide x 11.28" long x 1.01" tall
Weight: 2.640

Daniel Mendelsohn is an award-winning author. He received a B.A. in Classics from the University of Virginia and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics from Princeton University. Upon completing his Ph.D. in 1994, Mendelsohn began a career in journalism. In 2005 Mendelsohn was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for a translation of Cavafy's "Unfinished" poems, with commentary. His other honors include the National Book Critics Circle Award for Excellence in Book Reviewing (2000) and the George Jean Nathan Prize for Drama Criticism (2002). Mendelsohn's academic speciality is Greek (especially Euripidean) tragedy.