PUBLISHER
David Zwirner Books

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / 50 color.

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Pub Date
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2006 p. 119   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780976913610 SDNR30
List Price: $70.00 CDN $85.00

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Not available

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Marcel Dzama: The Course of Human History Personified

Essays by Jason Rosenfeld and Jason Tougaw.

Bats, nurses, Marlene Dietrich, a malevolent figure in a bear suit, two cowboys playing king-of-the-mountain on a rosebush, a group of men placidly eating babies at a makeshift picnic table, while, above them, a tree grows more babies: Marcel Dzama is back. As readers will learn in The Course of Human History Personified, he's a sleepwalker, a sleepdrawer--"I draw during the day, but the ideas come at night." Dzama records his visions in a bedside-table notebook. The finished work, in ink and watercolor, in a limited color scheme, against empty backgrounds, stripped of narrative context, offers many possible interpretations. Its cast of characters is expansive and in each drawing their roles become more complex and defined. Dzama's artistic influences include Blake, Goya, Botticelli and James Ensor and his sources encompass native mythology, Inuit art, Dante's Divine Comedy, medieval paintings and American folklore. The title, The Course of Human History Personified, is borrowed from Dante and recalls the grand artistic and literary cycles of the nineteenth century such as Thomas Cole's 1836 The Course of Empire, where nature plays as large a role as humans. Here nature is personified--imagined characters and trees and beasts assume base human characteristics. If it's a dark view of the world, it's also an entrancing one.
Marcel Dzama: The Course of Human History Personified

STATUS: Out of print | 8/1/2007

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Marcel Dzama: The Book of Ballet

MARCEL DZAMA: THE BOOK OF BALLET

Text by Hans Christian Andersen. Interview by Lucas Zwirner.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS/NEW YORK CITY BALLET

ISBN: 9781941701270 | US $20.00

Pub Date: 3/15/2016
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Marcel Dzama: Puppets, Pawns, and Prophets

MARCEL DZAMA: PUPPETS, PAWNS, AND PROPHETS

Text by Deborah Solomon.

HATJE CANTZ/DAVID ZWIRNER

ISBN: 9783775737326 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 10/31/2013
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Marcel Dzama: The Never Known into the Forgotten

MARCEL DZAMA: THE NEVER KNOWN INTO THE FORGOTTEN

KETTLER VERLAG

ISBN: 9783862061013 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 12/31/2012
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Marcel Dzama: Behind Every Curtain

MARCEL DZAMA: BEHIND EVERY CURTAIN

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

ISBN: 9781935202622 | US $22.00

Pub Date: 3/31/2011
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