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Microworlds

Microworlds

Author: Margherita Dessanay
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Description

Miniatures make us relive the world from the perspective of our childhood, a time when the world was populated by toys and figurines. Miniaturized worlds seethe with narrative potential, intricate story lines, suspense. They offer a disquieting experience of distance, and artists often use it to explore very contemporary feelings of alienation, displacement and estrangement. This book reveals how all kinds of visual artists (contemporary artists, street artists, photographers and even product designers) are using miniatures and miniaturized worlds in order to create startling situations and memorable images. The small people and small worlds featured give us a new sense of perspective, transporting us to a new dimension where we can find enchanted new cities, where people make homes out of pumpkins or go diving into breakfast bowls. Microworlds is a fascinating collection of images for anyone intrigued by these miniature, imagined worlds.

About the author:
Marc Valli is the co-founder of retail and book-selling company Magma in the UK, and of visual art magazines Graphic and Elephant. He is the author of RGB (Reviewing Graphics in Britain) as well as a large body of unpublished fiction. Margherita Dessanay was born in Sardinia and graduated in Art History at the University of Cagliari, before finishing an MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmith's College. Now established in London, she is one of the editors of Elephant magazine.

Author description

Marc Valli is the co-founder of retail and book-selling company Magma in the UK, and of visual art magazines Graphic and Elephant. He is the author of RGB (Reviewing Graphics in Britain) as well as a large body of unpublished fiction. Margherita Dessanay was born in Sardinia and graduated in Art History at the University of Cagliari, before finishing an MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmith's College. Now established in London, she is one of the editors of Elephant magazine.

Table of contents

Artists featured (provisional list): Adalberto Abbate, Italy, artist, installations with plastic figurines Liam Bailey, UK, photographer, pictures taken at Bekonscot Model Village Jason Barnhart, US, photographer Vincent Bousserez, France, photographer Etienne Clement, France, artist and photographer Isaac Cordal, UK, artist, installations and photographs Xing Danwen, China, digital photographer Daniel Dorall, Australia, architect, models and figurines Thomas Doyle, US, artist, glass globes Julia Fullerton-Batten, UK, photographer, real-size models in miniaturized landscapes Audrey Heller, US, photographer Markus Hofko, Germany/New Zealand, artist, installation: Islands Akiko Ikeda, Japan, paper figurines Guy Limone, France, artist working with plastic figurines Santiago Lorenzo, Spain, photographer and artist Corinne May Botz, US, artist and photographer, pictures of dollhouse Minimiam, France, photographers, figurines in food Jeremy Mora, US, artist, installations and sculptures Liliana Porter, Argentina, artist, installations Jonah Samson, Canada, artist and photographer Michael Samuels, UK, artist, installations Ana Serrano, Mexico/US, artist, cardboard installations Chen Shao Xiong, China, photographer and artist Lisa Swerling, UK, artist, installations Baltazar Torres, Portugal, artist, installations Hema Updhyay, India, artist, installations, paintings, sculptures Paolo Ventura, Italy/US, photographer Grace Weston, US, photographer

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781856697873
  • : Laurence King Publishing
  • : Laurence King Publishing
  • : June 2011
  • : 200mm X 200mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 700
  • : 144
  • : 200 colour illustrations
  • : Margherita Dessanay
  • : Paperback
  • : 911
  • : English