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Description - Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects by Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist has been conducting ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists since he began in Switzerland, aged 19, with Fischli and Weiss. Here he chooses nineteen of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering the reader intimacy with the artists and insight into their creative processes. Inspired by the great Vasari, Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects explores the meaning of art and artists today, their varying approaches to creating, and a sense of how their thinking evolves over time. Including David Hockney, Gilbert and George, Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, Rem Koolhaas, and Oscar Niemeyer, this is a wonderful and unique book for those interested in modern art.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141976631
ISBN-10: 0141976632
Format: Paperback / softback
(181mm x 111mm x 38mm)
Pages: 720
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator and writer. Since 2006 he has been co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, London. He is the author of Ways of Curating and, with Ai Weiwei, of Ai Weiwei Speaks.