By (author) Catherine Wood
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Rachel Whiteread by Catherine Wood
Book DescriptionThe internationally renowned sculptor, Rachel Whiteread is to be the latest artist to take on the challenge of Tate Modern's vast Turbine Hall in autrumn 2005, following in the footsteps of Bruce Nauman's haunting sound installation Raw Materials. Whiteread is an appropriate choice for the commission as some of her best-known works have seen her engaged in a dialogue with architecture and public space. Her first large-scale public project, House, in 1993 was a concrete cast of a nineteenth-century terraced house in the East End of London that during the relatively short period of its existence became an international icon. She has since completed further site-specific projects, including the hauntingly simple Holocaust Memorial in Judenplatz, Vienna; Water Tower in New York; and Monument, an inverted clear glass plinth installed on the empty fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. The physical representation of memory and absence is key to Whiteread's work and, by frequently destroying the original object in the casting process, she explores the theme of loss. This unique publication will follow the creative process of Whiteread's installation in the Turbine Hall, from inception through to completion. With stunning illustrations and photography throughout, this will be a fascinating record of what promises to be one of the most challenging commissions yet faced by this intriguing artist.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781854375711
(275mm x 220mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Tate Publishing
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Catherine Wood
Bigger Splash, Paperback (November 2012)
Offers a look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting from 1950 onwards. Moving through half a century of work in painting, video and photography, and including archival and documentary material, this book shows how performance art has challenged and energised the medium of painting for successive generations.
Creamier, Hardback (May 2010)
Featuring 100 of the contemporary artists, this title also includes color images which illustrate their works.
World as a Stage, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Catherine Wood
Considering a variety of mediums including installation, sculpture, performance, participatory works and events, this publication considers issues including the framing of human presence in the experience of art.
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