Nancy Rubins

Nancy Rubins Drawing, Sculpture, Studies

Hardback (04 Feb 2014)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Considered one of the most important sculptors working today, Nancy Rubins has been the subject of few scholarly or critical writings. This book fills that void as it considers the relationship between the artist's works on paper and her sculpture. Called the "California genius of junk" by critic Peter Schjeldahl, Rubins has a unique talent for transforming industrial materials into weightless, delicate objects. She incorporates pre-fabricated boat and plane parts, mattresses, discarded appliances and other recycled items into visually stunning, gravity-defying installations that encourage viewers to reconsider the pieces' original elements and how they should behave. Dazzling color illustrations explore these muscular yet graceful pieces while thoughtful essays consider previously unexamined aspects of Rubins' work, such as its relationship to that of other artists, its physiological and psychological impact on the viewer, and its feminist underpinnings. Fans of Rubins' sculptures will find this volume a satisfying and enriching exploration of her process and artistic vision. Published in association with Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

About the Publisher

Prestel

Prestel

Prestel is one of the world's leading illustrated book publishers with a stunning list of beautifully crafted books on all aspects of art, architecture, photography and design. From the latest pop culture and fashion to major exhibition catalogues, Prestel ensures that quality reigns throughout everything they publish. Prestel is the publisher for art lovers, designers and those with an eye for beauty - young and old alike, Prestel appeals to all those with a passion for visual culture.

Book information

ISBN: 9783791353654
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 709.2
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 167
Weight: 1410g
Height: 313mm
Width: 250mm
Spine width: 22mm