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Ai Weiwei : circle of animals

Author: 艾未未. ; Weiwei Ai; Susan Delson; AW Asia (Organization)
Publisher: Munich ; London ; New York : Prestel, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title looks at Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's 'Circle of Heads', his twelve large bronze animal heads depicting the ancient Chinese zodiac.
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Interviews
Named Person: Weiwei Ai; Weiwei Ai; Weiwei Ai; Weiwei Ai; Weiwei Ai
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 艾未未. ; Weiwei Ai; Susan Delson; AW Asia (Organization)
ISBN: 9783791346366 3791346369
OCLC Number: 742507054
Notes: "Published in association with AW Asia, New York, on the occasion of the traveling installation Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads"--Title page verso.
Description: 219 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Headlong into history / Susan Delson --
Circle of animals/zodiac heads : bronze, texts by / Paola Dematte --
"My work is always a readymade" : interview with Ai Weiwei --
Monkey king makes havoc : Ai Weiwei conducts a carnival of the animals / Karen Smith --
The original and the copy : Ai Weiwei and the fate of the zodiac heads / Charles Merewether --
Circle of animals/zodiac heads : gold --
Circle of animals/zodiac heads and the twelve-animal cycle in China / Paola Demattè --
Mid-Qing arts and Jesuit visions : visual encounters and exchanges in 18th-century Beijing / Marco Musillo --
Heads of state : looting, nationalism, and repatriation of the Zodiac bronzes / Kristina Kleutghen --
The heads at auction : two experts weigh in / Lark E. Mason & Joe-Hynn Yang --
The zodiac heads and the auction block / Colin Jones.
Other Titles: Circle of animals
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Susan Delson.
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From its fascinating historic origins to its contemporary symbolic significance, every aspect of Ai Weiwei's beautiful and monumental work of art is explored in this illustrated volume that also  Read more...

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