272pp large format hardback with dust jacket - DJ has some shelf damage (long crease runs across foot of back cover and spine, edges/corners slightly torn and/or chipped.) Not price-clipped, but there is a previous seller's sticker on the front inside flap. Book (colour-printed covered boards) has some shelf damage (bottom of boards dented/chipped). Binding is reasonably tight and square. Pages are clean and bright, with high-quality colour illustrations throughout.
"James Nares arrived in New York in 1974, and quickly became a central member of the city's vibrant No Wave art scene, experimenting with a wide range of media. He shot Super 8 films, played in downtown bands and staged live performances. The following decade, Nares turned to painting, using brushes he makes himself to create monumental strokes that appear almost three-dimensional in their detail and depth. Today, the artist continues to employ both film and paint to explore physicality, motion and the unfolding of time. This definitive monograph, produced in close collaboration with the artist, surveys the entirety of his career. Ed Halter considers the development of Nares' moving-image works, while Gleen O'Brien appraises his 'action painting'. Lokking across media, Amy Taubin finds similar themes and strategies throughout Nares' pracice. these essays are complimented by an illuminating conversation between Nares and longtime friend and fellow artist Christopher Wool. The book is illustrated with hundreds of film stills, vibrant paintings, performance photographs and archival materials, the majority of which has never before been published..." (quoted from jacket blurb)