The Man Who Walked In Color by Georges Didi-hubermanThe Man Who Walked In Color by Georges Didi-huberman

The Man Who Walked In Color

byGeorges Didi-hubermanTranslated byDrew S. Burk

Paperback | April 11, 2017

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For Georges Didi-Huberman, artist James Turrell is an inventor of impossible spaces and unthinkable sites, of aporias, of fables. Creator of some of the most fascinating works of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, Turrell uses as his medium the most elemental material of sight and art: light. One crucial aspect of his work is the fabulation of place and vision with its foundation deep in history. 

Didi-Huberman takes the reader on a journey between the impossible limit of the horizon and the arrival into a site of reverie and light, from the story of Exodus to the Pala d’Oro of San Marco’s Basilica in Venice, through art history and the origins of religious worship, finally plunging into Turrell’s cadmium dust and light, into the Painted Desert of his installation Roden Crater. For the esteemed art historian, Turrell’s artistic practice becomes the equivalent of walking along endless pathways in the desert, in “minuscule cathedrals where man discovers himself walking in color.”

Georges Didi-Huberman is lecturer at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. He has published more than twenty books on art history and philosophy and received the 2015 Theodor W. Adorno Prize.Drew S. Burk is a cultural theorist, editor, and translator of contemporary French philosophy.
Title:The Man Who Walked In ColorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:April 11, 2017Publisher:University of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1945414014

ISBN - 13:9781945414015

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