"David Ireland is an extraordinary artist who has played a pivotal role in the art of the Bay Area for three decades. His approach to art making continues to push the definitions of art and to influence a generation of artists. This important monograph is long overdue and contributes to many discussions regarding contemporary art production."- ...
"David Ireland is an extraordinary artist who has played a pivotal role in the art of the Bay Area for three decades. His approach to art making continues to push the definitions of art and to influence a generation of artists. This important monograph is long overdue and contributes to many discussions regarding contemporary art production."--Jeff Fleming, Senior Curator of the Des Moines Art Center "Like a great naturalist who sees life in the landscape when others see only trees, David Ireland has an uncanny ability to find art in forgotten histories and castoff materials. His work is subtle, beautiful, and as lean as Haiku. This insightful survey of the artist's work and life is much needed, and a revelation."--Richard Andrews, Director, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
Near Fine. Near Fine OVERSIZED paperback. Slight yellowing to the page-ends. Otherwise, an overall bright and attractive copy. 229 pp. Please contact seller for accurate shipping costs for this OVERSIZED book.
Quarto, VG+/VG+, in black cloth; dj, spine is gold-colored with black title. Library of Congress uncirculated duplicate with stickers, stamps, and markings. Minor shelf wear; minor wrinkling at edges of DJ. Modern art. Rockville.
Fine. Exhibition Catalogue. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. xv, 229 pp., illus. (some col. ); 28 cm. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California, November 22, 2003 to March 14, 2004; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Acad., Andover, Mass., April 17 to July 18, 2004; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, August 21 to November 14, 2004; and at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, December 11, 2004 to March 15, 2005. Firm binding, clean inside copy. First paperback edition. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. "Accompanying the first full-scale retrospective of David Ireland's work, this book provides an insightful overview of over thirty years of the artist's accomplishments, from his drawings, sculptures, and site-specific installations to his remarkable series of architectural transformations, including his well-known house at 500 Capp Street in San Francisco. Chronicling Ireland's circuitous route to his calling, curator and author Karen Tsujimoto explores how key life experiences have influenced his artistic perspective-from his early art-student days, through his years as an African importer and safari guide to his long standing interest in Eastern, and particularly Zen, philosophy and his connections to the Bay Area art community. An illuminating essay by Jennifer R. Gross helps to place Ireland's work in relationship to the work of other conceptual artists and especially considers his art in terms of historical materialism-assessing his use of neglected materials and artifacts as a process of cultural preservation. With over 140 color and black-and-white images, as well as a detailed chronology, bibliography, and exhibition history, this volume offers the first thorough exploration of Ireland's visually and intellectually provocative work. / Karen Tsujimoto is Senior Curator of Art at the Oakland Museum of California, the coauthor of The Art of Joan Brown (California, 1998) and The Art of Peter Voulkos (1995), and the author of Wayne Thiebaud (1985). Jennifer R. Gross, Seymour H. Knox, Jr. Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Yale University Art Gallery, has written about and organized numerous exhibitions on modern and contemporary art, including the work of Abelardo Morell, Jessica Stockholder, and Richard Tuttle."-Publisher. CONTENTS: Foreword, by Dennis M. Power; Being in the world, by Karen Tsujimoto; Consider the object as evidence, by Jennifer R. Gross; Chronology; Selected exhibition history, by Kathy Borgogno, Barbara Eaton; Selected bibliography, by Sharon E. Bliss, Barbara Eaton.
As New. No Jacket, as Issued. Exhibition Catalogue. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Softcover with flaps., no flaws, very fine.; review copy with publisher's material laid-in.; xvpp., 229pp., "over 140 color and b/w images".; contains essays by both authors, reference material.
Very Good. No Dj. 4to. pp. 229, b/w and color illustrations, "Widely recognized as one of the West Coast's most important and critically acclaimed practitioners of conceptual and installation art, David Ireland (born 1930) has taken the concept of art itself as one of his subjects. A self-described "post-discipline" artist, guided by Zen thought and postmodern aesthetics, Ireland moves fluidly from making small drawings to creating sculptures as large as houses. Freely incorporating anything within his conceptual or physical reach—dirt, concrete, wire, and other everyday materials—his work is subtle, puzzling, and witty, and consistently challenges traditional definitions of art"
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