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Breaking and entering : the contemporary house cut, spliced, and haunted

Author: Bridget Elliott
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015.
Series: McGill-Queen's/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation studies in art history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An interdisciplinary study of contemporary artists and filmmakers whose work examines the increasingly precarious subjects of house and home."--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bridget Elliott
ISBN: 9780773545458 077354545X
OCLC Number: 895338555
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: Project started as as an exhibition and symposium in the ArtLab of the Department of Visual Arts at Western University.
Description: x, 212 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
Contents: Part one. Excavations --
Part two. From house to housing --
Part three. Such stuff as dreams are made of ... --
Part four. A matter of perspective. Part one. Excavations. Relics from the Mansion of sorrow : melancholic traces of home in contemporary art / Claudette Lauzon ; Urban interiority : listening in to Coppola's The conversation / Charles Rice ; Performing house : Iris Häussler at the Grange / Anthony Purdy --
Part two. From house to housing. Past failures and future promises : Mark Lewis's Children's games, Heygate Estate / Christine Sprengler ; Wrecking ball fantasies in modern times / Shelley Hornstein --
Part three. Such stuff as dreams are made of ... Four houses, never at home : tents, capitalism, and the fabric of living / Kirsty Robertson ; Survival instinct : craft, ornament, excess / Sandra Alfoldy ; Disassembled houses and domestic belongings : ideas of home in the works of Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy / Stephanie Radu --
Part four. A matter of perspective. A roof under one's head : the model house inverted / Trista E. Mallory ; Fan architecture--loving it to bits / Malin Zimm ; From playhouse to PlayStation : the dollhouses of Wyn Geleynse, David Hoffos, and Heather Benning / Bridget Elliott.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation studies in art history.
Other Titles: Contemporary house cut, spliced, and haunted
Responsibility: edited by Bridget Elliott.
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