Features contributors from the fields of art, science, mathematics, performance, music, architecture, design, literature and sociology who have devised or chosen their own formula to express their understanding of life. This book features formulas in the form of an equation or typeset text, or a drawing, diagram, photograph or painting.
More than 100 contributors - from the fields of art, science, mathematics, performance, music, architecture, design, literature and sociology - have devised or chosen their own personal formula to express their understanding of contemporary life. At times quirky and idiosyncratic, witty and playful, some of the formulas register an indisputable fact or propose a speculative idea; others provide a method of bringing order to a complex universe - or point to the impossibility of doing so; still others suggest propositions or solutions for a better future.Whether taking the form of a scribbled equation or typeset text, or a drawing, diagram, photograph or painting, each contribution is treated imaginatively in a fun and colourful design in keeping with the spirit of the project.
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'Witty, playful reflections on modern life' - Independent 'A fantastic book of novel ideas from more than a hundred creative minds' - iD 'A good formula for a book should result in pleasure for the reader. Hans Ulrich Obrist ... has succeeded in this' - Blueprint 'Some of the formulas are a bit impenetrable, others just completely bonkers, but as a collection it really works. A great book to dip in and out of' - Grafik 'Fluxus-style artist's book, whose cheerful design belies the seriousness of its content ... every contributor to this miscellany has something equally interesting to say' - The Art Newspaper
About Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Hans Ulrich Obrist is an art curator, critic and historian. He is the Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London.
Formulas for Now by Hans-Ulrich Obrist
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