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The Art of Not Making By Michael Petry

The Art of Not Making
by Michael Petry

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Explores the concepts of authorship, artistic originality, skill, craftsmanship and the creative act. This title highlights the vital role that skills from craft and industrial production play in creating some of the most innovative and highly sought-after works of art.
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The Art of Not Making: The New Artist / Artisan Relationship by Michael Petry

Can an artist claim that an object is a work of art if it has been made for him or her by someone else? If so, who is the `author' of such a work? And just what is the difference between a work of art and a work of craft? New in paperback, the first book to highlight and explore the way artists collaborate with artisans and craftspeople to realise their work. The Art of Not Making tackles explores the concepts of authorship, artistic originality, skill, craftsmanship and the creative act, and highlighting the vital role that skills from craft and industrial production play in creating some of today's most innovative and highly sought-after works of art. The book analyses hundreds of artworks by the most important international artists, including Chris Burden, Louise Bourgeois, Matthew Barney, Grayson Perry, Mona Hatoum, Ai Weiwei, Daniel Buren, Carsten Hoeller, Mark Wallinger, Kiki Smith, Fred Wilson, Pae White, Tony Cragg, Roni Horn, Liam Gillick, Sherrie Levine, Ugo Rondionone, Subodh Gupta, Kara Walker and Maurizio Cattelan. `Enjoyable ... Petry clearly knows his stuff'- Art Quarterly `Timely...Petry has identified a significant art world trend' - The Art Newspaper `Glorious' - Harper's Bazaar `A handsome volume...provides pause for thought, and should be commended for drawing attention to the ideas of collaboration' - Ceramic Review `Refreshingly fun to read and look at' - State of Art `The arguments presented in this glossy erudite art book are bold, intriguing ... beautiful' - GT (Gay Times)

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The Art of Not Making Reviews


'Glorious ' - Harper's Bazaar
'Gorgeous to look at ... Petry so obviously knows his stuff' - Art Quarterly
'The arguments presented in this glossy, erudite book are bold, intriguing ... beautiful' - Gay Times

About Michael Petry


Michael Petry is an artist, curator and Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

Table of Contents


Introduction: When Art Meets Craft * 1. Glass * 2. Metal * 3. Stone * 4. Textiles * 5. Other Materials * Interviews; Biographies; Bibliography

Additional information

GOR003613310
The Art of Not Making: The New Artist / Artisan Relationship by Michael Petry
Michael Petry
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2012-01-30
208
0500290261
9780500290262
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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