Very good+ condition. Very good+ condition (DJ) Quarto (4to). 304 pages of text including a list of exhibitions and a selected bibliography. Hardcover binding with minor sunning to the edges; in almost new condition. The unclipped dustjacket has a tiny tear and minor shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. Illustrated in color and black & white. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Text and images are bright and clean; binding is tight and square. Dust jacket has unfortunately been glued to the book. Dust jacket is in great condition, and is protected by a scuffed mylar sleeve. Page edges show some light foxing. 304p.
Used-Very Good. In South America Circle, one of Nauman's minimalist sculptures depicted here, a chair dangles from the ceiling of a bare room, perched within an enormous, suspended metallic hoop. An Indiana-born artist who soaked up Dada and conceptualism in California, Nauman preserved a sense of humor, most evident in neon-tube pieces as ribald and cartoonish as their titles ( Sex and Death by Murder and Suicide; Mean Clown Welcome ). Yet he is serious too: even the neon contraptions touch raw nerves in their exploration of our addiction to violence. Curiously graceful fiberglass pieces evoke coiling vines, seed pods or fragmented industrial machinery. Then there are the tunnels, slabs engraved with words, performance pieces and video installations, all thoughtfully, if humorlessly, analyzed by van Bruggen, a contributor to Artforum. One-third of the 326 plates are in color. Out of print. Wrapped in Brodart dust jacket protector. A great copy.
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