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"My father had an interesting camera--a Leica M2. He sometimes used it for taking family snaps, but mostly he took photographs, usually color slides, of the places that he or we were. It intrigued me greatly, his camera, and I envied it. There is perhaps something repressed or sublimated int his envy, an element of sexual jealously of the son for the father and for his command of the world." Richard Deacon, excerpted from Richard Deacon: The Missing Part.
This book surveys the work of Welsh artist Richard Deacon (born 1949), spanning the 1970s to the present. It includes never-before-published photographs of Deacon's earliest performances, along with many images from the artist's personal archive, and also looks closely at his sculptural practice, where biomorphic forms emerge as a dynamic blend of poetic metaphor and physical experience.
Published by Richter Verlag. Essays by Javier Gonzalez de Durana, Raimund Stecker and Timo Valjakka.
The British artist Richard Deacon is one of the most significant and innovative sculptors of our time. His unusual vocabulary and forms, his amorphous volumes, intertwined serpentine lines, and dynamic configurations are, as he himself has agreed, full of the movement of the ocean. The concave becomes convex, the transparent opaque, and their transformations leave the viewer seeking in vain for a center. While Deacon initially worked with materials like stainless steel, copper, glass and plastic, in the late 1990s he began to make ceramic works finished in a wide variety of glazes. The Size of It includes those and more.
Published by Richter Verlag. Edited by Niels Dietrich.
Niels Dietrich and Richard Deacon shot these black-and-white photographs of Deacon's maquettes on the streets in London near Deacon's studio, or the streets in Cologne, near the ceramic workshop where Dietrich has moulded, glazed and fired Deacon's sculptures for years. In close-ups or in urban surroundings, the models allow readers new glimpses of Deacon's elementary, associative, and impulsive repertoire.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essay by Gerhard Kolberg. Foreword by Kasper Kŕnig.
The monumental, and monumentally inventive, ceramic sculptures of Englishman Richard Deacon are exclusively made in Cologne, at the renowned studios of Niels Dietrich. Entwined, serpentine, rhythmic, biomorphic and sometimes convulsive, his ceramic works are uniquely presented here in a 16-page, 96-image photographic spread that gives a nearly frame-by-frame view of the artist at work.
PUBLISHER WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 16 pgs / 107 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 8/2/2003 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883757377SDNR30 LIST PRICE: $25.00 CDN $30.00
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