Coverbild Anthony Cragg
Anthony Cragg
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Edited by: Prof. Dr. Helmut Friedel
Texts by: Susanne Gaensheimer, Dr. Ulrich Wilmes, Tony Cragg
German, English
July 1997 , 160 Pages
236mm x 172mm
ISBN: 978-3-8932-2955-0
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Tony Cragg is regarded as one of the most influential British sculptors of his generation. His oeuvre centres on people's multi- faceted relationships with their environment and with real objects. In the early seventies Cragg started collecting objects from his surroundings, ordering them and placing them in relationship to his own body. Only a few years later he supplemented his formal approach with a sculptural and metaphorical meaning. During the eighties he produced sculptures that create associations with everyday objects without depicting the object in a mimetic way. In recent years the associative objectivity of his sculptures has given way to an increasingly abstract form of relationship to the object. Focusing on the artist's earliest and more recent sculptures, this book presents examples from all the phases of his work. Documentary photographs of his activities in the early seventies and drawings from various periods round off the picture. The collected writings of Tony Cragg are published here for the first time. The artist: Anthony (previously Tony) Cragg, born 1949 in Liverpool. 1968- 1972 Gloucestershire College of Art, Cheltenham and Wimbledon School. 1973-1977 Royal College of Art. Professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Numerous exhibitions in Britain and abroad, including 1982 documenta VII in Kassel, and Venice Biennale in 1986 and 1988. Awarded the Turner Prize.
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