Published by Koenig Books. Text by Mark von Schlegell, Gina Ashcraft.
Public Works is a comprehensive monograph on American artist Rita McBride (born 1960), whose pieces made with everyday objects and structures blur the lines between sculpture, architectural installation and industrial design. The volume addresses a body of public artwork spanning a 20-year period.
Published by DuMont. Text by Susanne Titz, Mark von Schlegell.
The American artist Rita McBride (born 1960) has built an international reputation for producing sculptures that initially appear to be abstract geometric forms, but which on closer inspection prove to be derived from everyday objects and structures such as cars, towers and architectural items. McBride is concerned not only with sculptural objects, but with the situations and setting that arise from them, through performances, texts and their civic utility. Public sculpture lies at the heart of her practice, and this volume--the first major survey of McBride’s career--addresses a body of work spanning almost 20 years, collecting insightful commentary and over 300 photographs of her monumental sculptures and installations.
Published by Richter Verlag. Edited by Dieter Schwarz.
Since the 1980s, American sculptor Rita McBride (born 1960) has toyed with the relationship between functionalism and formalism in public structures. Relying on materials such as aluminum, brass and steel, she mines the sculptural possibilities of mass-produced goods. This publication features a series of works that reference the architectural plans of Le Corbusier, ironically reconceived as interior decorative objects.