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Lawrence Weiner

byLawrence Weiner

Paperback | November 6, 1998

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Lawrence Weiner's art can appear painted across an entire building, floating inside a souvenir biro or sung as a lyric by a Country and Western band. One of the canonical conceptual artists of the 1960s, this American-born artist was among the first to 'dematerialize' the object of art into the realm of language and ideas. He composes texts which describe process, material and structure whilst evoking a poetic drama which unfolds in the reader's mind. Using a utilitarian yet elegant typeface and stark monochrome or vivid colours, his works have a striking formal beauty. Dedicated to the circulation of art and ideas, a single statement of Weiner's can take the form of myriad media ranging from paint to video. This book is the first comprehensive survey of an internationally celebrated artist who continues to make new commissions around the world.
"One of America's most unusual and powerful contemporary poets," said the San Francisco Chronicle of this versatile West Coast poet, writer, and painter. Born in Niles, Ohio, Patchen worked in all sorts of jobs before settling in California. In 1957 he pioneered in the "public birth of poetry---jazz" by reading his poems to the accompa...
Title:Lawrence WeinerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 11.5 × 9.88 × 0.62 inPublished:November 6, 1998Publisher:Phaidon Press

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ISBN - 10:0714837555

ISBN - 13:9780714837550

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Lawrence Weiner's art can appear painted across an entire building, floating inside a souvenir biro or sung as a lyric by a country and western band. One of the canonical conceptual artists of the 1960s, this American-born artist was among the first to 'dematerialize' the object of art into the realm of language and ideas. He composes texts which describe process, material and structure whilst evoking a poetic drama which unfolds in the reader's mind. Using a utilitarian yet elegant typeface and stark monochrome or vivid colours, his works have a striking formal beauty. Dedicated to the circulation of art and ideas, a single statement of Weiner's can take the form of myriad media ranging from paint to video.This book is the first comprehensive survey of an internationally celebrated artist who continues to make new commissions around the world. Alexander Alberro, contemporary art scholar, collaborates with editor and archivist Alice Zimmerman to overview Weiner's extensive oeuvre. Renowned art theorist Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, who has written widely on post-war E