Ann Hamilton: Present-Past 1984-1997: Present-past 1984-1997 by Ann HamiltonAnn Hamilton: Present-Past 1984-1997: Present-past 1984-1997 by Ann Hamilton

Ann Hamilton: Present-Past 1984-1997: Present-past 1984-1997

By (artist)Ann Hamilton

Hardcover | August 1, 1999

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The notion of the separation between spirit and matter, inferiority and exteriority that runs through all of Western philosophy is the starting point for the work of the American artist Ann Hamilton.

Trained as a sculptor, Ann Hamilton has always strived to reconcile body and soul, thought and matter, the living and the inanimate, by creating works that have a great "physicality" made with everyday objects, organic animal, vegetable and human materials which create a sort of microcosm of the vast outer world capable of arousing in the viewer emotions, recollections and sensations.

With the introduction by Thierry Raspail and the essays by Jean-Pierre Criqui, Patricia C. Phillips and Thierry Prat, the book spans thirteen years of the American artist's career, from her first exhibition in New York in 1984 up to her most recent works, featuring a selection of the most representative productions, from her early video-films and photographs to her latest, inspiring creations.

Title:Ann Hamilton: Present-Past 1984-1997: Present-past 1984-1997Format:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 9.5 × 6.75 × 0.7 inPublished:August 1, 1999Publisher:SkiraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8881183986

ISBN - 13:9788881183982


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The relationship between body and soul has puzzled philosophers for hundreds of years. American artist Ann Hamilton tackles this subject in her works with such everyday objects as organic animal, vegetable and human materials. Ann Hamilton: Present-Past, 1984-1997 is a collection of essays that examine the inspirations and outcomes of these thought-provoking works. The volume focusses on such important themes as the relationship between thought and matter and the living and the inanimate. This book is the perfect introduction to the works of this groundbreaking artist.