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James Lee Byars: I Give You Genius

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Edited by Heinrich Heil. Text by Heinrich Heil, Gabriele Uerscheln. Photographs by Claudio Abate.

Hbk, 9 x 13 in. / 112 pgs / 90 color. | 2/29/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9783863350161 | $49.95


James Lee Byars: Im Full of Byars

KERBER
Edited by Susanne Friedli, Matthias Frehner. Text by Thomas McEvilley, Viola M. Michely, Peter J. Schneemann, Nicola Müllerschön.

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 264 pgs / 100 color / 48 bw. | 3/1/2009 | Not available
ISBN 9783866781559 | $55.00


James Lee Byars: The White Mass

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Essays by Thomas McEvilley, Friedhelm Mennekes and Barbara Catoir. Foreword by Henrich Heil.

Clothbound, 8 x 8 in. / 96 pgs / 24 bw. | 6/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9783883756189 | $55.00


    

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James Lee Byars: Life, Love, And Death

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Edited by Klaus Ottman. Essays by Viola Michely and Martina Weinhart.

Hardcover, 10 x 10 in. / 160 pgs / 40 color / 30 bw | 6/2/2004 | Not available
ISBN 9783775713689 | $45.00


James Lee Byars

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Artwork by Joseph Beuys, James Lee Byars.

Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 256 pgs / 150 color / 22 bw | 7/2/2000 | Not available
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James Lee Byars: I Give You GeniusJames Lee Byars: I Give You Genius

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Edited by Heinrich Heil. Text by Heinrich Heil, Gabriele Uerscheln. Photographs by Claudio Abate.

This elegant volume collects Claudio Abate’s photographs of works by James Lee Byars (1932–1997) as installed at the Benrath palace in Düsseldorf and its surrounding parkland. This regal setting for Byars’ white marble and stone spheres and fabric works makes for an ideal backdrop, as Abate’s photographs so beautifully demonstrate.

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James Lee Byars: Im Full of ByarsJames Lee Byars: Im Full of Byars

Published by Kerber.
Edited by Susanne Friedli, Matthias Frehner. Text by Thomas McEvilley, Viola M. Michely, Peter J. Schneemann, Nicola Müllerschön.

James Lee Byars--who was born in Detroit in 1932 and died in Cairo in 1997--was one of the twentieth-century art world's most unusual and elusive figures. Enamored with the imaginary and fleeting, pitting the immaterial against the material, Byars was not just an artist, he was a visionary and a dandy, who, always seeking perfection, knew how to cast a spell over his audience through his enigmatic performances, installations and sculptures. Using sandstone, marble, glass and gold, Byars created classical sculptural forms like spheres, circles, gates and columns. Im Full of Byars reveals his work to be a symbiosis of Fluxus, Minimalism and Conceptualism, that has lost none of its mystery or poetry with time. The volume includes a selection of sculptures, installations and never-before-seen documentation of his performances.

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Paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 264 pgs / 100 color / 48 bw.

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James Lee Byars: The White MassJames Lee Byars: The White Mass

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Essays by Thomas McEvilley, Friedhelm Mennekes and Barbara Catoir. Foreword by Henrich Heil.

The works of influential cult artist James Lee Byars explore themes of death, transformation and transience, and are deceptively simple in form, yet pack a tremendous existential punch. Legendary for his performances, sculptures and installations across the U.S. and Europe, Byars today can be seen to have pioneered a stance that combined dandyism with a generous spirituality. Explored here is one of his last pieces, The White Mass.

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Clothbound, 8 x 8 in. / 96 pgs / 24 bw.

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James Lee Byars: Life, Love, And DeathJames Lee Byars: Life, Love, And Death

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Edited by Klaus Ottman. Essays by Viola Michely and Martina Weinhart.

In 1956, James Lee Byars rented a sod farm for a midnight, full moon exhibition of his abstract figure sculptures; guests viewed the work from sleds pulled over snow. In 1959, he abandoned durable materials for paper and fabric. In 1965, a nun performed his A 1,000-Foot Chinese Paper at the Carnegie International. The wondrous story of James Lee Byars begins in 1932 and ends in 1997, and its unique synthesis of Conceptual art, Minimalism, and Fluxus reflects an unending striving for beauty and perfection. The story passes by way of Japan, a place where Byars lived for many years, and where he combined the formal and symbolic aspects of Noh theater and Shinto rituals with elements of Western science, art, and philosophy, developing an appreciation for the transient, ceremonial character of performance as an essential quality of his art. Over his lifetime, he was known for works characterized by an extreme simplicity of form and material that simultaneously appeared astonishingly luxurious. Life, Love, and Death presents a critical review of Byars' oeuvre and traces his development as an artist from his formative period in Japan to his later years in New York--ranging from his performances and works on paper and fabric devoted to the theme of life, to his splendid late sculptures in gold, marble, and velvet which deal with death as the embodiment of perfection.

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Hardcover, 10 x 10 in. / 160 pgs / 40 color / 30 bw

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PUB DATE 6/2/2004
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James Lee ByarsJames Lee Byars

Letters to Joseph Beuys

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Artwork by Joseph Beuys, James Lee Byars.

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Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 256 pgs / 150 color / 22 bw

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PUB DATE 7/2/2000
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