Hardcover, 8.25 x 9.25 in. / 170 pgs / 75 color.
Pub Date 12/2/2003
Out of print
Catalog: FALL 2003
ISBN 9780892072873 TRADE
List Price: $39.95 CDN $50.00
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Rachel Whiteread: Transient Spaces
Essays by Lisa Dennison, Craig Houser, Beatriz Colomina, A.M. Homes and Molly Nesbit.
New Lower Price! Rachel Whiteread creates spare, poetic sculptures that challenge perceptions of the commonplace. Working from everyday domestic items, she casts--in rubber, concrete, plaster and polyester resin--the negative spaces inside closets and underneath beds, sinks, bathtubs and chairs. In one of her most personal projects, the artist was commissioned by Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin to make two large-scale casts from distinct spaces in a London building that she recently purchases as her home and studio. Although the building has a history as both a synagogue and a factory, it is a product of austere postwar architecture, lacking many of the traditional embellishments associated with such structures. This fully illustrated volume documents Whiteread's process as she creates casts from this religious-cum-industrial -cum-personal space, which blurs boundaries between the spiritual and secular, as well as the public and private.