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Sam Taylor-Wood Gallery Edition Hardcover – November 21, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Steidl (November 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853322288
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853322280
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 9.8 x 11.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,447,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As one of London's Young British Artists (YBAs), Taylor-Wood gained international notoriety for her participation in the Sensation show in 1997, which inspired a furor over public funding for art when it appeared at the Brooklyn Museum of Art two years later; in 1998 she was short-listed for England's Turner Prize. This self-titled book is the first comprehensive look at her work, and its publication coincides with a major exhibition at London's Hayward Gallery. Using film, video installation, and photography, Taylor-Wood creates scenarios that examine hidden aspects of the human condition. In her celebrated series "Five Revolutionary Seconds," for instance, she presented highly staged, 360 panoramic photographs of actors in ambiguous, upscale London interiors. Despite the crowded rooms, these grand panoramas suggest emotional isolation, a recurrent theme in the artist's work. Featuring essays by British cultural critic Bracewell and artist/curator Miller, as well as an insightful interview with the artist herself, this book is highly recommended for all collections, especially academic libraries.
Shauna Frischkorn, Millersville Univ., PA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Born in 1967 in London, Sam Taylor-Wood graduated from Goldsmith's College as part of the generation of Young British Artists (YBAs). Since her first solo exhibition at White Cube in 1995, she has had solo showings at the Kunsthalle, Zurich; Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; Fondazione Prada, Milan; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. In 1997 she received the Illy Café Prize for Most Promising Young Artist at the Venice Biennale and was nominated for the Turner Prize. Taylor-Wood lives and works in London. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Howell on October 7, 2008
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I was very excited to see that there was a new collection of Sam Taylor-Wood's work available. Unfortunately, this book is extremely disappointing. There are nearly as many pages of text as there are photographs, and very little of Taylor-Wood's work is included. Although the book is inexpensive, you are basically only getting about 20 full page pictures, another 20 pages of tiny pictures on the page with a lot of negative space, and another 10 pages of something in between.
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