Published by Silvana Editoriale. Text by Franco Laera, Achille Bonito Oliva, Francesco Casetti, Noah Khoshbin, Carmelo Marabello, Robert L. Pincus, Matthew Shattuck, Robert Wilson.
Few contemporary artists have spanned the varied horizon of the arts as broadly as Robert Wilson (born 1941). His legendary Video Portraits, incorporating lighting, costume, make up, choreography, gesture, text, voice, set design and narrative, are perhaps the most complete synthesis of media that Wilson has undertaken. Among their subjects are Isabelle Huppert, Brad Pitt, Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Jeanne Moreau, Winona Ryder, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Isabella Rossellini and even an entire zoo. Wilson’s video portraits reveal the essence of his theatre. Here as on stage, action is the outcome of disassembled, atomized gestures, achieved by reducing the languages of words, gestures and behaviors to their basic grammar. This volume reproduces a wealth of the portraits, and includes essays by Achille Bonito Oliva, Robert L. Pincus, Francesco Casetti and Carmelo Marabello, together with an interview with the artist.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9 x 11.5 in. / 168 pgs / 83 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/31/2013 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2013 p. 110
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788836625086TRADE List Price: $35.00 CDN $40.00
Published by Daco Verlag. Edited by José Macián, Sue Jane Stoker, Jörn Weisbrodt.
Founded in 1992 by internationally renowned theater artist Robert Wilson, the Watermill Center on Long Island, New York, is a unique performance art laboratory for young and emerging artists. This compendium of documents, texts and images includes contributions by artists Marina Abramovic and Jonathan Meese, long-time Wilson collaborators Lucinda Childs and Philip Glass, performers Isabella Rossellini and Isabelle Huppert, curators Chrissie Iles and Elisabeth Sussman, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, scholars Antonio Damasio and Bonnie Marranca, collector Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, writers Jay McInerney and Barbara Goldsmith, as well as many Watermill Center alumni artists. Covering every aspect of life at the Center, Wilson’s summer workshops, the year-round residency programs, the extensive collection, outreach programs with community, landscaped gardens and architecture, this is the first extensive glimpse into the world of Watermill and an intimate look at Wilson’s artistic process and the legacy he is creating for future generations.
PUBLISHER Daco Verlag
BOOK FORMAT Clth, 9.5 x 11 in. / 360 pgs / 470 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/31/2012 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2012 p. 89
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783871350542TRADE List Price: $95.00 CDN $127.50
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Published by Editions Dilecta. Foreword by Robert Wilson.
Debuting at the Avignon Festival in France in 1976, Robert Wilson and Philip Glass’ Einstein on the Beach completely reinvented opera, synthesizing the musical and theatrical avant-gardes of its time into one spectacular five-hour extravaganza. Colossal in ambition, length and scale, it appeared on paper to obey all the conventions of opera--four acts, the singers on the stage, duets, choirs, an orchestra pit--but it drastically departed from them in all other respects. Einstein on the Beach had no plot, the singers did not play characters, the music was minimalist and repetitive, and connections between the images and the music were also fairly minimal. Nonetheless, the opera successfully stormed the gates of classical opera and seized the public imagination. Following its 1976 premiere, the work was staged twice, in 1984 (at the Brooklyn Academy of Music) and 1992 (at Princeton)--and then, for the first time in 20 years, it was performed in January 2012 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, an event that paved the way for an official tour that commences in March 2012, with stops in London, Toronto, Brooklyn, Berkeley, Mexico City and Amsterdam. This anniversary volume gathers previously unpublished material that includes Robert Wilson’s original workbook, sketches and storyboards annotated with Philip Glass’ notes, as well as photographs from the opera’s various world tours. Together these documents illustrate the genesis of a collaboration that created a revolution in contemporary opera.
PUBLISHER Editions Dilecta
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 11 x 8 in. / 160 pgs / 82 color / 14 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/30/2012 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2012 p. 110
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9791090490048TRADE List Price: $60.00 CDN $79.00
Published by The Arts Arena. Edited by Margery Arent Safir. Text by Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Isabelle Huppert, et al.
Perhaps the world’s foremost avant-garde theater artist, Robert Wilson (born 1941) ranges across opera, theater, visual arts, video, furniture and set design in his pursuit of astounding multimedia spectacles. Susan Sontag wrote of his career, “It has the signature of a major artistic creation. I can’t think of any body of work as large or as influential.” Wilson’s legendary operatic work with Philip Glass, Einstein on the Beach, upended operatic conventions, and Wilson has also left his mark on masterworks of the classical and modern repertoires, from The Magic Flute to Madame Butterfly, Lulu to The Threepenny Opera, and in theater from Hamlet to Orlando and Happy Days. Robert Wilson from Within celebrates the achievements of this “total artist,” from his earliest works to his latest, The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic. World renowned artists, composers, actors, theater directors, costume designers, scenographers and musicians give their perspectives on Wilson’s work, accompanied by lavish images including a personal series selected and annotated by Wilson and a catalogue raisonné of his complete works, with full production information.
PUBLISHER The Arts Arena
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 336 pgs / 640 color / 60 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/31/2011 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2012 p. 89
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9782953823707TRADE List Price: $55.00 CDN $65.00
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Peter Weibel. Text by Norman Bryson, Ali Hossaini, Noah Khoshbin, Matthew Shattuck, Nicola Suthor, Peter Weibel, Robert Wilson.
One of the world's truly visionary theater artists, Robert Wilson (born 1941) brings his impeccable eye to high-definition video in a series of dramatic portraits. These tableaux of celebrities and other personalities entail carefully coordinated set design, lighting, music, makeup, props and costumes.
Published by Sylph Editions. Edited by Anne Hogen. Texts by Richard Alston, Toni D'Amelio, Dominique Delouche, Antonia Franceschi, Nanette Glushak, Stephanie Jordan, Anna Kisselgoff, Tim Scholl, Giannandrea Poesio, Francia Russell, Suki Schorer, Violette Verdy, Robert Wilson.
George Balanchine (1904-1983) is one of the past century's greatest choreographers, and (along with Lincoln Kirstein) the man most responsible for creating ballet culture in America, in his roles as founder of the School of American Ballet and cofounder and balletmaster of the New York City Ballet. In a career spanning more than six decades and three continents, and with more than 400 dance works to his name, Balanchine towers over the field with his repertory of masterpieces such as Apollo, Serenade, The Four Temperaments, Agon, Jewels, his work in film, musical and opera, and also with the legacy of his teaching. In Balanchine Then and Now, leading dancers, choreographers, company directors, critics and academics assess Balanchine's multi-faceted legacy and his relevance to dance today, through essays, reminiscences and interviews. These contributors include Richard Alston, Toni D'Amelio, Dominique Delouche, Nanette Glushak, Stephanie Jordan, Anna Kisselgoff, Giannandrea Poesio, Francia Russell, Tim Scholl, Suki Schorer, Violette Verdy and Robert Wilson, each of whom adds a new angle to how we see Balanchine today. Balanchine Then and Now is illustrated with numerous previously unpublished and very beautifully reproduced images of the master at work, and of his dances. It ranks as one of the essential books on ballet.
PUBLISHER Sylph Editions
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9.5 x 11 in. / 128 pgs / 7 color / 7 bw / 29 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 11/30/2009 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2009 p. 77
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780955296390TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $60.00
Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers. Edited by Noel Daniel.
Broken Screen is comprised of informal conversations between artist Doug Aitken and a roster of 26 carefully chosen artists, filmmakers, designers and architects. Part guidebook and part manifesto, the book takes a fresh look at what it's like to create work in a world that has become increasingly fragmentary. Through casual and direct discussions Broken Screen offers a detailed navigation through the ideas behind the important yet under-documented visual language of nonlinear narratives, split screens and fragmentary visual planes that define the most progressive moving images today. Presented in 26 illustrated chapters, the focus here lies on the shattering of the linear narrative in the visual arts through the use of image-based work to articulate the speed and fragmentation of modern life. Perhaps best of all, Broken Screen is a unique opportunity for readers to learn the thoughts and personal beliefs of these artists in their own words and imagery, unencumbered by critical or commercial filters, and communicated in the manner of a conversation between friends. It also seeks to produce a cultural manifesto for new communication, expression and understanding in both the present and future--much as Marshall McLuhan's Medium is the Massage did. With its accessible conversational style, forward-thinking graphic design and over 300 high-contrast images, Broken Screen extends across many disciplines including art, film, design and architecture, and is sure to become an important document of our time. Aitken's 26 interviewees are Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Robert Altman, Kenneth Anger, John Baldessari, Matthew Barney, Chris Burden, Bruce Conner, Claire Denis, Stan Douglas, Olafur Eliasson, Pablo Ferro, Mike Figgis, Werner Herzog, Gary Hill, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Rem Koolhaas, Greg Lynn, Carsten Nicolai, Richard Prince, Pipilotti Rist, Ugo Rondinone, Ed Ruscha, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Robert Wilson and Amos Vogel.
Published by Ediciones Polígrafa. Edited by Miguel Morey and Carmen Pardo.
Stage director Robert Wilson has devoted himself to the integration of elements from a range of creative fields into the realm of theater. Light and movement have played an especially central role in his productions, not only as compositional elements but as symbolic features. In this publication, his wildly creative, discipline-crossing oeuvre is approached through a framework of five suggestive sections: "The Deaf Man's Gaze," "The Automaton's Freedom," "What Marlene Dietrich Knew," "The Prisms of Silence" and "The Theater in Infinite Space."
Published by Charta. Edited by Luigi Settembrini. Essays by Achille Bonito Oliva, Peter Greenaway, Emir Kusturica, Shiro Takatani, Robert Wilson. Artists include: Nobuyoshi Araki, Massimo Bartolini, John Bock, Cecily Brown, David Byrne, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Clegg & Guttmann, Claude Closky, Jan Fabre, Andreas Gursky, Mona Hatoum, Anish Kapoor, Mike Kelley, Christian Marclay, Tracey Moffatt, Yasumasa Morimura, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, Tony Oursler, Jaume Plensa, Alan Rath, Andres Serrano, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sam Taylor-Wood, Jan Vercruysse, Franz West, Jane and Louise Wilson, Chen Zhen.
The first Valencia Biennial promoted and fostered communication between the arts, and addressed the imperative of innovation as the libido of contemporary culture. Featured artists include Nobuyoshi Araki, Peter Greenaway, Mona Hatoum, Clegg & Guttmann, Richard Billingham, Maja Bajevic, Cecily Brown, John Bock, David Byrne and Anish Kapoor.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 11 x 11 in. / 480 pgs / 466 color / 60 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/2/2001 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2002
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881583362TRADE List Price: $49.95 CDN $60.00