Ron Mueck by Keith Hartley

Ron Mueck by Keith Hartley

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Illustrates the work that Australian sculptor Ron Mueck has produced over the years.

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This book accompanies the major exhibition of work by Ron Mueck, which will be held in the Royal Scottish Academy Building in Edinburgh from 5 August to 1 October 2006. Mueck (born in Melbourne, Australia in 1958), first came to international prominence when his amazingly lifelike sculpture, Dead Dad, was shown in the Sensation exhibition in London in 1997. This homage to his recently deceased father showed the latter's dead, naked body lying on the floor. Mueck had rendered it so minutely realistic that visitors were shocked. However, in one crucially important aspect, Dead Dad was not lifelike: it was about half the size of a normal body. Looking down on it in the gallery, visitors felt rather like Gulliver in Lilliput, amazed at the sight of a miniature human being. Mueck's sculptures are all of the human figure, some smaller than lifesize, some larger. They portray us, members of the human race, as we progress from birth towards death: as babies, children, adolescents, mature adults, and

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SKU GOR001238811
Title Ron Mueck
Author By (author) Keith Hartley
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher National Galleries of Scotland
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 48
ISBN 10 190327883X
ISBN 13 9781903278833
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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This book accompanies the major exhibition of work by Ron Mueck, which will be held in the Royal Scottish Academy Building in Edinburgh from 5 August to 1 October 2006. Mueck (born in Melbourne, Australia in 1958), first came to international prominence when his amazingly lifelike sculpture, Dead Dad, was shown in the Sensation exhibition in London in 1997. This homage to his recently deceased father showed the latter's dead, naked body lying on the floor. Mueck had rendered it so minutely realistic that visitors were shocked. However, in one crucially important aspect, Dead Dad was not lifelike: it was about half the size of a normal body. Looking down on it in the gallery, visitors felt rather like Gulliver in Lilliput, amazed at the sight of a miniature human being. Mueck's sculptures are all of the human figure, some smaller than lifesize, some larger. They portray us, members of the human race, as we progress from birth towards death: as babies, children, adolescents, mature adults, and
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001238811
Title Ron Mueck
Author By (author) Keith Hartley
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher National Galleries of Scotland
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 48
ISBN 10 190327883X
ISBN 13 9781903278833
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No