Famed for his extension of painting beyond the canvas, via the use of stripes of color that frequently extend into the spaces in which the work is exhibited, Daniel Buren (born 1938) is one of France’s most internationally esteemed artists. As a guest artist in Paris’ art festival Monumenta, 2012, Buren has executed a vibrant and eccentric installation in the nave of the Grand Palais. Visitors are confronted by circular planes of colored glass that section off the space into different levels, creating an overall kaleidoscopic, mesmerizing effect. A collection of the preparatory sketches for his project, this book follows the development of Buren’s imagination and process from the initial stages--abandonment, remodeling and combination--to the final choices. The compilation is not limited to drawings, but instead, examines his “graphic sketches,” that is, as Buren himself notes, constituted by “anything that helps me clarify certain thoughts.”
Published by Silvana Editoriale. Edited by Alberto Fiz. Text by Bruno Corŕ, Maria Grazia Aisa, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Buren.
This book gathers a number of public artworks by the celebrated French artist Daniel Buren (born 1938), all of which deploy various sculptural realizations of his stripe motif in path-like structures. The volume is published on the occasion of his installation at the Scolacium Archaeological Park in Calabria, Italy.
Published by Editions Xavier Barral. Text by Pierre-Alexis Dumas.
In 2009, Hermčs invited artist Daniel Buren (born 1938) to design its emblematic silk scarves. Consisting of 365 unique pieces, Buren's series incorporates 22 of his Photos-Souvenirs, an artist-coined term which refers to an archive of thousands of photographs that he has accumulated since the 1950s.
Sometimes classified as an abstract Minimalist, Daniel Buren is known for using regular, contrasting maxi stripes to integrate visual surface and architectural space in historical architecture. This volume documents a site-specific commission for BSI (Banca della Svizzera Italiana).
Published by Walther König/Lisson Gallery. Text by Claire Doherty.
This volume collects recent works by the French conceptualist known for his site-specific installations involving stripes--on land, air and sea. From New York’s Guggenheim Museum to Beijing’s Temple of Heaven, the Venice Architecture Biennale and the gardens of Versaille, Buren’s interventions create amazing, complex appropriated spatial structures.
Published by Guggenheim Museum. Essays by Bernard BlistŔne, Susan Cross, Lisa Dennison and Alison M. Gingeras.
One of the most important contemporary artists working today, Daniel Buren has been creating site-specific installations world-wide for nearly 40 years. Throughout his varied oeuvre, the artist's familiar stripes--8.7 cm-wide alternating white and colored vertical bands--have remained an important, unchanging “visual tool” in his investigations of sites and systems. For his major new project at the Guggenheim, Buren has designed a reflective, cube-like structure that will reach to the height of the oculus and dramatically bisect the renowned interior of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda. The mirrored exterior surface of Buren's construction will reflect a nearly empty museum. Adorning the parapet walls, Buren's familiar stripes will draw visitors' attention to the powerful personality of the building as well as particular characteristics that inform its role as a space for viewing art. A selection of key early paintings by the artist will also be exhibited. Accompanying the presentation, an innovative, illustrated newspaper-like publication will fully document Buren's history in North America as well as his past and present projects at the Guggenheim. The experimental publication will resemble a newspaper in format and graphics. Information usually organized into chapters in a traditional catalogue will be realized as different sections, much like the “Front Page,” “Arts and Leisure,” and “Classifieds” of a typical news journal. Printed on newsprint paper in mostly black & white, the publication will have the look and feel of The Herald Tribune or The New York Times. Images of the new site-specific project at the Guggenheim and the paintings on exhibit will be printed in stand-out color. The innovative format of the journal reflects the ephemeral nature of the artist's work as well as his manipulation of varied, familiar sites and systems of visual communication. Over the years Buren has inserted his stripes in paper or cloth in a range of contexts, including billboards, signposts, park benches, hay bales, café tables, subway doors, sailboats, escalators, windows, walls, bridges, markets, galleries, and museums, among others to draw attention to what often goes unnoticed, unseen.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Foreword by Eckard Schneider.
Planned and designed by the artist himself, this book includes such details as tracing paper and foils screen-printed with color surfaces, details that are not mere gesture but rather a presentation of the artist's method.Les Couleurs Traversees reveals the process behind the work Buren produced throughout two floors of the Kunsthaus Bregenz.
PUBLISHER WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 10 x 11.75 in. / 71 pgs / 35 color
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 12/2/2001 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2002
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883754864SDNR30 LIST PRICE: $35.00 CDN $40.00
AVAILABILITY Not available
STATUS: Out of print | 6/1/2005
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Published by nai010 publishers. By Michel Gauthier. Contributions by Daniel Buren, Krijn de Koning, Bas Heijne.
Since the early 1990s Krijn de Koning has been creating site-specific sculptures--many of them temporary--out of floors, walls and corridors. His pieces are sometimes vividly colored, at other times immaculately white, but they always relate to and are informed by the surrounding space. Examining how the architectonic environment as a material reality influences our mental state, de Koning's work raises important questions about how architecture conditions and contains us. The most ambitious and comprehensive publication on the artist to date, Krijn de Koning examines his work from 1993 to the present. The book includes essays by French artist Daniel Buren, art critic Michel Gauthier and writer Bas Heijne, as well as an interview with the artist.