isbn 9788862083454   XAVIER HUFKENS
Idea Code 16027      €51,40

David Altmejd is known for his intricate and highly worked room-size installations and sculptures. Seamlessly moving between a variety of aesthetic modes--from an almost ascetic minimalism in works employing plaster and mirror to works teeming with accumulations of crystals, gold chain, thread, taxidermied birds and animals, among other objects--Altmejd's work offers beautifully wrought meditations on the cycles of life and death, interiority and exteriority, sexuality and spirituality. The full range of Altmejd's nearly 20 years of work is featured in the book, from his earliest work – where the vast aesthetic vocabulary he has evolved over the years took shape – to his most recent series.

384 p, ills colour, 25 x 31 cm, hb, English

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