Big Art / Small Art

Tristan Manco. Thames & Hudson 2014. Englisch. 256 Seiten, 288 Abb. 26 x 31 cm. 1,8 kg. Fester Einband. 9780500239223. art-49124
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Scale is being taken to new extremes in art: big and bold on the one hand, intricate and intimate on the other. This book is divided into two sections - big art and small art - and includes profiles of forty-five contemporary artists who are revolutionizing our approach to scale with works that provoke questions, arouse emotions and offer fresh perspectives, from beautifully carved leaves (Lorenzo Manuel Duran, Spain) and micro reproductions of artists at work in their studio (Joe Fig, USA) to giant mechanical kinetic sculptures (Theo Jansen, Netherlands) and immersive galaxies of shimmering spheres (Nike Savvas, Australia).

In this book, Tristan Manco reveals international artists who are exploring extremes of scale and making us look at the world in new ways: from Lilian Bourgeat, who conjures a theatrical arena with his oversized everyday objects, to Takahiro Iwasaki, who transports us into a miniature world that reflects our own, to Leandro Erlich’s dizzying ‘house’ in Dalston, London.

The artists are all highly innovative in their choice of materials, which include fog (Fujiko Nakaya), crayons and pencils (Diem Chau), leaves (Lorenzo Manuel Durán), inflatables (Choi Jeong-Hwa), salt (Motoi Yamamoto) and digital media (Yang Yongliang).

Stylishly designed and highly accessible, this book will appeal to artists, designers and anyone interested in creative approaches to form, medium and technique.

'These artworks that play with perspective will bend your eyes and your mind'

Featured artistst include in Big Art: Boa Mistura, Lilian Bourgeat, Brent Christensen, Janet Echelman, Leandro Erlich, Jean-Francois Fourtou, Katharina Grosse, Jason Hackenwerth, Theo Jansen, Choi Jeong-Hwa, José Lerma, Fujiko Nakaya, Penique Productions, Kurt Perschke, Jaume Plensa, Nikolay Polissky, Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada, Adrián Villar Rojas, Tomás Saraceno, Nike Savvas, Doug and Mike Starn, Jason deCaires Taylor, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Motoi Yamamoto. Small Art: Alberto Baraya, Diem Chau, Nguyen Hùng Cuong, Brock Davis, David DiMichele, Thomas Doyle, Lorenzo Manuel, Durán Evol, Joe Fig, Nancy Fouts, Takahiro Iwasaki, Luke Jerram, Nicolás Labadia, Guy Laramée, Nadín Ospina, Liliana Porter, Klari Reis, Egied Simons, Iori Tomita, Yin Xiuzhen, Yang Yongliang

About the author: Tristan Manco is a graphic designer based in Hove, England, and pioneering author of books on the graffiti and the international street art scenes.