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Walls Are Talking

£34.99

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Inherently ephemeral and often overlooked, wallpaper had by the late twentieth century become a bit of a joke in the decorative arts, a clich with connotations of kitsch. But over the past decade or so, a number of contemporary avant-garde artists have created installations with backdrops of specially designed wallpaper to explore themes such as warfare, racism, gender, and sexuality. Published to accompany exhibitions at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Walls Are Talking situates these unique creations alongside antique papers and explains how the latter have been adapted and subverted to convey meanings wildly different from what their original designers intended. Featured are wallpaper designs from more than thirty internationally renowned artists, including Damien Hirst, Sonia Boyce, Thomas Demand, Robert Gober, Abigail Lane, Francesco Simeti, and Niki de St. Phalle.

Hardback. Used, very good condition (almost as new).

Item details

Author(s):
Trevor Keeble
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
28.5 x 24.5 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
2010
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0984226001
ISBN-13:
9780984226009
Number of pages:
1218
Publisher:
University of Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery
Title:
Walls Are Talking

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Inherently ephemeral and often overlooked, wallpaper had by the late twentieth century become a bit of a joke in the decorative arts, a clich with connotations of kitsch. But over the past decade or so, a number of contemporary avant-garde artists have created installations with backdrops of specially designed wallpaper to explore themes such as warfare, racism, gender, and sexuality. Published to accompany exhibitions at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Walls Are Talking situates these unique creations alongside antique papers and explains how the latter have been adapted and subverted to convey meanings wildly different from what their original designers intended. Featured are wallpaper designs from more than thirty internationally renowned artists, including Damien Hirst, Sonia Boyce, Thomas Demand, Robert Gober, Abigail Lane, Francesco Simeti, and Niki de St. Phalle.

Hardback. Used, very good condition (almost as new).

Author(s):
Trevor Keeble
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
28.5 x 24.5 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
2010
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0984226001
ISBN-13:
9780984226009
Number of pages:
1218
Publisher:
University of Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery
Title:
Walls Are Talking

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