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PUBLISHER
The Design Museum

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 240 pgs / 300 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2023 p. 111   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781872005638 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $63.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

London, UK
the Design Museum, 04/07/23–07/30/23

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THE DESIGN MUSEUM

Ai Weiwei: Making Sense

Edited by Justin McGuirk. Foreword by Tim Marlow. Text by Wang Chu, Rachel Hajek, Julia Lovell. Interview by Eyal Weizman with Ai Weiwei.

Ai Weiwei: Making Sense

Ai Weiwei’s archaeological exploration of the histories and skills that have been ignored or erased, through objects from his personal collections

Known around the world for his powerful art and activism, Ai Weiwei (born 1957) does not differentiate between disciplines: his practice glides across art, architecture, design, film, collecting and curating. Richly illustrated with over 200 images, Ai Weiwei: Making Sense is the first major publication to present Ai’s work as a commentary on design and what it reveals about our changing values. It presents a selection of Ai’s collected objects, from ancient stone axe heads to porcelain teapot spouts, from Neolithic tools to modern mass-produced products, as well as new works created specifically for the Design Museum. These collections draw from the artist’s fascination with historical Chinese artifacts, placing their craftsmanship in dialogue with China’s more recent history of demolition and urban development. Also featured are essays by leading experts covering dominant themes in Ai’s work, such as craft, collecting and the urbanization and industrialization of China. It concludes with an interview between renowned British Israeli architect Eyal Weizman and Ai himself.


Ai Weiwei: Making Sense

STATUS: Forthcoming | 5/30/2023

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AI WEIWEI MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Ai Weiwei: Making Sense

AI WEIWEI: MAKING SENSE

THE DESIGN MUSEUM

ISBN: 9781872005638
USD $45.00
| CAN $63

Pub Date: 5/30/2023
Forthcoming


Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt

AI WEIWEI: THE LIBERTY OF DOUBT

RIDINGHOUSE/KETTLE'S YARD

ISBN: 9781909932722
USD $35.00
| CAN $49

Pub Date: 7/12/2022
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Ai Weiwei: Resetting Memories

AI WEIWEI: RESETTING MEMORIES

RM/MUAC

ISBN: 9788417047931
USD $27.00
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 10/29/2019
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Cahiers d’Art: Ai Weiwei

CAHIERS D’ART: AI WEIWEI

CAHIERS D'ART

ISBN: 9782851173126
USD $2,225.00
| CAN $3150

Pub Date: 8/31/2021
Active | Out of stock


Cahiers d’Art: Ai Weiwei

CAHIERS D’ART: AI WEIWEI

CAHIERS D'ART

ISBN: 9782851173072
USD $100.00
| CAN $140

Pub Date: 3/31/2020
Active | In stock


Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle

AI WEIWEI: LIFE CYCLE

MARCIANO ART FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9780999221525
USD $30.00
| CAN $45 UK £ 27

Pub Date: 5/21/2019
Active | Out of stock


Ai Weiwei: On the Table

AI WEIWEI: ON THE TABLE

LA FáBRICA

ISBN: 9788415691969
USD $60.00
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 6/23/2015
Active | In stock


Ai Weiwei: Disposition

AI WEIWEI: DISPOSITION

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783863355593
USD $59.95
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 10/31/2014
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Ai Weiwei: Fairytale

AI WEIWEI: FAIRYTALE

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037641538
USD $35.00
| CAN $47.5

Pub Date: 1/31/2011
Active | In stock


Ai Weiwei: Works 2004-2007

AI WEIWEI: WORKS 2004-2007

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783905829273
USD $39.00
| CAN $52.5

Pub Date: 8/1/2008
Active | In stock