Published by Ediciones Polígrafa.
An artist's book by Francesc Torres.
Barcelona-born, New York–based artist Francesc Torres (born 1948), a pioneer of installation art, is one of the most important European artists of his generation. In What Does History Know of Nail-Biting, which borrows its subtitle from Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon, the artist explores a body of work made by Harry Randall, a photographer and filmmaker who was one of 3,500 Americans who joined the International Brigades to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Many of the so-called Abraham Lincoln Brigade did not make it home, but Randall did. Forty-five minutes of 16mm film, shot by Randall between 1937 and 1938, becomes the material for Torres’ new limited-edition artist’s book, which explores what history looks like outside of concrete historical events, trying to capture the fragmentation and confusion that silently seeps through the official narratives of history.
Clth, 11.25 x 8.75 in. / 88 pgs / 58 color.
Pub Date 3/28/2017
Catalog: SPRING 2017 p. 137
ISBN 9788434313590 TRADE
List Price: $55.00 CDN $72.50
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