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Los Carpinteros Handwork: Constructing the World
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 380 pgs / 200 color. | 3/31/2011 | Not available
ISBN 9783865608086 | $79.00



Los Carpinteros: Handwork, Constructing the World
THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA ART CONTEMPORARY

Hbk, 9.75 x 11 in. / 380 pgs / 330 color. | 4/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9781935202677 | $190.00



Los Carpinteros: Handwork, Constructing the WorldLos Carpinteros: Handwork, Constructing the World

Special Edition

Published by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary.
Edited by Gudrun Ankele, Daniela Zyman. Texts by Eugenio Valdés Figueroa, Paulo Herkenhoff, Helen Molesworth, Rochelle Steiner.

The Cuban duo Los Carpinteros renounces individual authorship to sabotage the disciplines of design and architecture from within. This limited edition of the first comprehensive Los Carpinteros monograph—itself voted one of “Austria's Most Beautiful Books” for 2010—comes with a pair of flip flops designed by the artists. These flip flops are imprinted with a street map of Old Havana and are meant for the owner to wear while soaking up the city’s atmosphere. As the artists put it: “We wanted people who read our book to have not just the intellectual experience of what we have tried to achieve in our work—i.e. communicating the unique experience of the Contemporary Cuban Artist—but also the visceral experience of ‘feeling’ the streets of our home and by doing so thinking about what it is and was to be Cuban during the years of our artistic journey.”

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THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA ART CONTEMPORARY

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Hardcover, 9.75 x 11 in. / 380 pgs / 330 color.

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PUB DATE 4/30/2011
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CATALOG: FALL 2011 p. 131   

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Los Carpinteros Handwork: Constructing the WorldLos Carpinteros Handwork: Constructing the World

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Text by Dagoberto Rodríguez Sánchez, Marco Antonio Castillo Valdés.

The Havana-based duo of Marco Antonio Castillo Valdés (born 1971) and Dagoberto Rodríguez Sánchez (born 1969) are two of the most exciting artists in Cuba today. Formed in 1991, and working since 1994 under the moniker of Los Carpinteros, which they adopted as a nod to traditional craftsmen's guilds, the team renounces individual authorship to sabotage the disciplines of design and architecture from within. Their elegant and mordantly humorous sculptures, which attain high standards of craftsmanship assert a deadpan non-functionality: a crazily undulating wooden bookshelf, a filing cabinet with an impossibly deep drawer, or stereo speaker cones transformed into billboard hoardings. By putting functional and serious disciplines to nonfunctional and humorous ends, Los Carpinteros offer a preposterized world in which objects seem to have swapped bodies with other objects. For the first time, that world is presented in depth, in this excellent monograph..

PUBLISHER
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 380 pgs / 200 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 3/31/2011
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: FALL 2010 p. 101   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783865608086 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $79.00 CDN $79.00
AVAILABILITY: Not available

STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.




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