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Title The word is art / Michael Petry.
Author Petry, Michael, author.
Publication London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, [2018]
Copyright date ©2018
Description 287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Call # 704.9493 P
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 281) and index.
Summary There has been much scaremongering about the 'death of the book', and how, as words find new ways and means of transmission, young people might gradually begin to shun writing. In the digital age, text becomes information, and information strives to become free. But what value can text hold in the sphere of visual art? How is such text different from poetry? Can the poetic itself be visual art, or is text in this context consigned to the realms of gimmick and catchphrase? Looking at the work of a broad range of artists including Bruce Nauman, Julien Breton, Jeremy Deller, Takashi Murakami, Tracey Emin, Christian Boltanski and many more, The Word is Art examines each of these questions, contending above all that in the digital and online age, words have become more important than ever.
Contents Introduction -- Installed words -- Three-dimensional words -- Light -- New nedia -- The conceptual word -- Social comment -- The drawn word -- Books.
Subject Words in art.
Language and languages in art.
Books in art.
Conceptual art.
Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Themes, motives.
Art, Modern. (OCoLC)fst00816615
Conceptual art. (OCoLC)fst00872980
Words in art. (OCoLC)fst01180181
Writing in art. (OCoLC)fst01181673
2000-2099
ISBN 0500239665 (hardback) :
9780500239667 (hardback) :

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