Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Norman Rosenthal. Text by Horst Bredekamp, Norman Rosenthal, Barbara Segelken, Monika Wagner.
Among the most acclaimed sculptors of his generation, Anish Kapoor (born 1954) has captured the popular imagination with his biomorphic, optically baffling public sculptures such as the famous “Cloud Gate” in Chicago’s Millennium Park and “Sky Mirror” at the Rockefeller Center in New York. The ambition of Kapoor’s imagination compels him to reach for the most sensational effects and scales in his work; as he once told an interviewer, his inspirations are “the mythical wonders of the world, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Tower of Babel.” Published on the occasion of Kapoor’s exhibition at Martin-Gropius Bau in Berlin, this ample volume is illustrated with works spanning the length of Kapoor’s career. It also includes many new works created for the exhibition, as well as pictures of the monumental installation being conceived for the Martin-Gropius Bau’s central atrium.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Marie-Laure Bernadac.
British sculptor Anish Kapoor reveals another facet of his diverse abilities with this beautiful accordion-fold artist’s book reproducing ten previously unpublished gouache paintings. Murkily sensual and full of swelling, luminous contrast between dark and light areas, these mostly abstract paintings were executed on the double pages of an accordion notebook in January 2011. Occupying a palette of blacks and grays, with occasional intrusions from glowing oranges and purples at the page’s edge, these works evoke the interplay of recess and protrusion that so famously characterizes Kapoor’s sculpture. As daily acts of meditation, they can be said to have as their primary subject the artist’s subconscious: “what I’m trying to do is paint the interior, my interior,” he says. This volume is perhaps the most exquisite manifestation of Kapoor’s intent to date.
Published by Réunion des Musées Nationaux Grand Palais des Champs Elysées. Text by Jean de Loisy.
For its fourth iteration in 2011, Monumenta has invited the Indian-born British sculptor Anish Kapoor to explore the vast scale of the nave of the Grand Palais in Paris, one of France's most beloved buildings. On the heels of Anselm Kiefer, Richard Serra and Christian Boltanski, this volume records Kapoor's response to the space.
PUBLISHER RéUNION DES MUSéES NATIONAUX GRAND PALAIS DES CHAMPS ELYSéES
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 50 color.
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Published by Hayward Publishing. Text by Michael Bracewell, Andrew Renton.
Marking the artist's first solo exhibition outside London since 1999, Anish Kapoor: Flashback remodels the conventions of the retrospective by inviting the famous sculptor to revisit his earlier works held in the collection of the British Arts Council, and using them as springboards for reflection on subsequent practice. This premise, being artist-led rather than curator-led, takes a more intuitive path through Kapoor's career--one that leads backwards, forwards and sideways, but which greatly intensifies our experience and comprehension of the work's evolution. Along this path, we see how Kapoor's sculpture has evolved from its early celebration of large-scale forms and the use of liberally applied powdered pigment to a more recent merging with architecture, as in his transformation of the Cumana station in Naples. Flashback appraises the impressive ambition and achievement of this ever-popular artist.
Published by Walther König/Koenig Books. Foreword by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Over the fall of 2010, visitors to the serene and stately grounds of Kensington Gardens in London encountered four monumental stainless-steel sculptures by Anish Kapoor, carefully situated to reflect and distort in their mirrored surfaces the weather, the wildlife and the changing colors of the surrounding foliage. Visible from afar, Kapoor's sculptures interact with the locale with a tremendous sensitivity, while opening up whole new vistas and indeed "turning the world upside down." A tinted "Sky Mirror" disc planted in the Serpentine lake transforms the grey London sky into a dramatic and luminous red; a fluted, conical, mirrored structure seems to suck up the earth and siphon it into the sky. Illustrated with full-color plates of these works in situ, Turning the World Upside Down in Kensington Gardens is also the first Kapoor monograph to offer a comprehensive overview of all of the artist's stainless steel sculptures.
Published by Turner. Text by Simon Schaffer, Adam Lowe, Anish Kapoor.
Throughout his creative career, Turner Prize-winning sculptor Anish Kapoor has worked extensively with architects and engineers, and built a large body of public works that merge sculpture and architecture. Now, in a world designed using CAD programs, Kapoor argues that the next logical step in integrating design with production is to move from virtual models to 3D-printed buildings. In Unconformity and Entropy, a number of finished architectural works are fleshed out with preparatory studies and extracts from the artist's extensive technical research, illustrating his investigation of the fluid and plastic qualities of cement. Central to the project is the conceit of the use of a purpose-built machine to generate forms through which Kapoor would explore the intersection of idea and event. Extensively illustrated with original drawings, sketches and color photographs, and superbly designed, Unconformity and Entropy also includes several illuminating introductory essays.
Anish Kapoor (born 1954) prefers to withhold his architectural projects from the conditions of both sculpture and architecture, underlining instead their non-secular function: “they are all about a certain kind of religious space,” he has asserted. Architectural Projects spans over 20 years of such works, and is the first book devoted to them. It features internationally acclaimed structures such as Marsyas at Tate Modern in London and Cloud Gate in Chicago, as well as various unrealized projects and works in progress, including an eagerly awaited series of new subway stations designed for the city of Naples, which Kapoor describes as “very vulva-like,” as a recognition (rather than denial) of their subterranean location. A comprehensive survey of over 40 projects is illustrated with initial sketches, drawings and architectural renderings, providing a rare insight into the inner workings of a fascinating interdisciplinary and collaborative process.
Widely admired for his artfully shaped mounds of vibrantly colored powder pigment, Bombay-born, London-based sculptor Anish Kapoor won the Turner Prize in 1991. Since the 1970s, Kapoor--through poetically abstract works in materials as diverse as stone, steel and glass--has explored the themes of spirituality and transcendence, a preoccupation that has its roots in his native India. This volume introduces three performative wax pieces, unlike any he has previously produced: a technician loads a nine-foot-long cannon, which sends a 40-pound blood-red wax blob shooting into the corner. The resulting trace has been described as "a giant gunshot wound." Also included is an essay by Vito Acconci, and published together here for the first time are Kapoor's works in wax from 1992 to the present and his print work from 1987 onward, enabling a closer exploration of the interplay between painting and sculpture in his oeuvre.
Since the early 1980s, Anish Kapoor's investigations into objecthood, materiality and gravity have explored the concept of the void, or "objects becoming space." His sculptures, installations and public art test the phenomenology of space and have historically been characterized by intensely tactile or reflective materials--like colored pigments, wax, fiberglass, polished stainless steel and PVC--that resist any narrative reading. This volume documents Kapoor's 2008 commission for the Deutsche Guggenheim, which travels to New York in 2009. Conceived as an intervention in the galleries that prevents any one complete viewing or experience of the work, and fabricated of Cor-Ten steel with industrial hinges and flanges exposed, the work tests the boundaries between sculpture and painting. It is considered in this volume through the lenses of philosophy, structural analysis and postcolonial and architectural theory. In addition to ample color reproductions of the work itself, this volume includes preparatory sketches and architectural renderings.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Jill Silverman. Essays by Jeremy Lewison and Laurent Busine.
Anish Kapoor is best known for his curvy, enigmatic sculptures in fiberglass, stone and stainless steel. These drawings represent a more private and personal side of his practice. This first book about the drawings ranges from the mid 1990s to the present with color saturated voids and eclipses that clearly feed and complement his sculpture. Jeremy Lewison, former Director of Collections at the Tate, who has known and worked with Kapoor for many years, places this recent work in context of early, overtly symbolic drawings, and of Modernist abstraction, in which Kapoor, like his colleagues, seeks to move beyond the decorative to the sublime. Drawings offers a host of new insights and images, and will be the standard reference on its subject.
PUBLISHER WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 12 x 10 in. / 212 pgs / 110 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 3/1/2006 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2006 p. 107
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Intimate yet grand, the immediacy of Anish Kapoor's large-scale sculptural works is often said to evoke the sublime. His signature use of vibrant color, dynamic material and organic forms combine to dominate, astonish and redefine the relationship between object and viewer, sculpture and space. For Kapoor, it is the act of viewing, rather than the material, that consummates the work. In the new body of work presented here, Kapoor further explores the illusions of materials and surfaces, articulating his established dialogue between form and void, dynamic and static. A new large-scale stainless steel piece is accompanied by other new works that expand upon the familiar while introducing new methods of figuration.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 80 pgs / 40 color / 10 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 9/2/2004 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2004
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Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz. Edited by Eckard Schneider. Essays by Yehuda E. Safran, Eckard Schneider and Thomas Zaunschirm.
Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation. Kapoor sees his work as being engaged with deep-rooted metaphysical polarities: presence and absence, being and non-being, place and non-place, the solid and the intangible. Throughout Kapoor's sculptures his fascination with darkness and light is apparent; the translucent quality of the resin works, the absorbent nature of the pigment, the radiant glow of alabaster, and the fluid reflections of stainless steel and water. Through this interplay between form and light, Kapoor aspires to evoke sublime experiences, which address primal physical and psychological states. My Red Homeland presents a welcome retrospective view of Kapoor's work since the early 90s.