Cornelia Parker

Cornelia Parker

Description

Cornelia Parker (b. 1956) is one of the most thoughtful and profound artists working in Britain today. Her wide-ranging practice, chiefly in sculpture and installation, touches on the fragility of human experience. Exploring everything from ghosts and gravity to relics and the unconscious, she transforms everyday, ordinary objects into compelling works of art. Parker's projects - which have included blowing up a shed, steamrolling musical instruments, exploding a firework made from a pulverised meteorite, and suspending charcoal taken from a church struck by lightning - have captured the public imagination since she first came to prominence in the 1990s. This monograph, the first full survey of Parker's career, traces the development of her art from the late 1970s to the present day. Organised chronologically to show the development of her thinking and practice, the book also features five thematic essays by curator and writer Iwona Blazwick. Over 175 works are illustrated, each accompanied by a commentary from the artist herself. The book features a preface by Yoko Ono and an introduction by Bruce Ferguson, which places Parker's work in context. This edition is limited to 150 copies, plus 10 Artist's Proofs, each containing a black and white photographic print of Truth to Materials, 2013, individually numbered and signed by the artist.


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Details

Author(s)
Iwona Blazwick
Format
Hardback | 256 pages
Dimensions
240 x 280 x 299mm | 2,120g
Publication date
03 Jun 2013
Publisher
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Special edition
Edition Statement
Limited Edition
Illustrations note
45 Illustrations, black and white; 315 Illustrations, color
ISBN10
0500093792
ISBN13
9780500093795
Bestsellers rank
272,373