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Signs of the Apocalypse

Various artists

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ISBN 10: 0977868966 / ISBN 13: 9780977868964
Editorial: Front Forty, 2008
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Book Beat (Oak Park, MI, Estados Unidos de America)

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Signs of the Apocalypse or Rapture is a curatorial survey of a pivotal moment in contemporary artistic theory and practice. This timely volume features a comprehensive section of writings and essays on the notion of end times—including interviews from a special episode of National Public Radio’s "Worldview" devoted to the topic; a gallery of diverse and engaging visual imagery—with contributions from over sixty artists, including such well-respected contemporary figures as Bill Viola, Julie Mehretu, Ed Ruscha, Richard Misrach, Fred Tomaselli, Nina Bovasso, and others, each of whom contributes a single image featured on a two-page spread; and two audio CDs—featuring eighteen sound artists, including Sonic Youth—with accompanying liner notes and an introduction from the editors. Cleverly expanding on the duality of the title’s possibilities—hopeful beacons for the future or the indication that things are heading amiss—the book offers a provocative take on the contemporary trend towards apocalyptic and rapturous art, thought, and sound. A collector’s item for anyone drawn to the hybridized world of visual and critical culture, Signs of the Apocalypse or Rapture is a cutting-edge look at art in practice. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 024431

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Título: Signs of the Apocalypse

Editorial: Front Forty

Año de publicación: 2008

Encuadernación: Boxed

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

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Signs of the Apocalypse or Rapture is a curatorial survey of a pivotal moment in contemporary artistic theory and practice. This timely volume features a comprehensive section of writings and essays on the notion of end times—including interviews from a special episode of National Public Radio’s “Worldview” devoted to the topic; a gallery of diverse and engaging visual imagery—with   contributions from over sixty artists, including such well-respected contemporary figures as Bill Viola, Julie Mehretu, Ed Ruscha, Richard Misrach, Fred Tomaselli, Nina Bovasso, and others, each of whom contributes a single image featured on a two-page spread; and two audio CDs—featuring eighteen sound artists, including Sonic Youth—with accompanying liner notes and an introduction from the editors. Cleverly expanding on the duality of the title’s possibilities—hopeful beacons for the future or the indication that things are heading amiss—the book offers a provocative take on the contemporary trend towards apocalyptic and rapturous art, thought, and sound. A collector’s item for anyone drawn to the hybridized world of visual and critical culture, Signsof the Apocalypse or Rapture is a cutting-edge look at art in practice. 

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Front Forty Press is an award-winning independent arts publisher that focuses on the cultivation and communication of ideas. Front Forty Press has been featured at P. S. 1/MOMA in New York and has participated in many fairs, events, and media in the local and national arts community.

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The Book Beat is an independent bookstore, opened since 1982, specializing in Art, Photography, African-American culture, performing arts, artist books, folk-art, Children's books, Architecture, Design, and Music .. We are a freestanding bookstore, open to the public seven days a week. We also maintain a stock of vintage 19th and 20th century photography. Our gallery holds exhibitions in photography, contemporary art and folk-art We sometimes publish art catalogs, CD's, DVDs, artist books and items related to the artist collective 'Destroy All Monsters'. We are always interested in purchasing art, photo books and original documents in our fields of interest. Store Hours: Mon-Fri 10 AM-9 PM, Sat: 10 AM- 7 PM, Sun.12-5 PM, we are located just North I-696, between 10 and 11 mile road at 26010 Greenfield in Oak Park. We accept all major credit cards for payment. Phone us at 248-968-1190 for more information.

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