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Description - Sabiduras and Other Texts by Gego by Maria Elena Huizi

The German-born Venezuelan artist Gego (1912-1994) was renowned for her abstract drawings, prints, three-dimensional works, hanging net pieces and wire constructions. In 1999, a folder was found in a storage trunk that had belonged to Gego, with the word Sabiduras (loosely translated as 'Words of Wisdom') written on the cover, containing previously unknown texts, word poems and notes by the artist. Subsequently, additional short texts by the artist were discovered in the archives of the Gego Foundation. This important book assembles all of these writings together for the first time, providing an unprecedented look into Gego's philosophies of art and religion, her creative thought process and her vast knowledge. The texts in this book are published in both English and Spanish (and in some cases German, which was Gego's native language) and are preceded by introductory notes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300111637
ISBN-10: 0300111630
Format: Hardback
(251mm x 251mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Maria Elena Huizi

Maria Elena Huizi is an essayist, a poet and a museologist. Josefina Manrique is the Executive Director of the Fundacion Gego in Caracas, Venezuela. Mari Carmen Ramirez is the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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