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Christian Boltanski

Author: Christian Boltanski; Didier Semin; Tamar Garb; Donald Kuspit
Publisher: London, Angleterre : Phaidon, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A illuminating look at the affecting work of one of France's premier artists.

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Named Person: Christian Boltanski; Christian Boltanski; Christian Boltanski
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Boltanski; Didier Semin; Tamar Garb; Donald Kuspit
ISBN: 0714836583 9780714836584
OCLC Number: 300683555
Description: 160 p. : ill
Contents: Tamar Garb interviews Boltanski and discusses the role of the artist; Didier Semin examines the work in the context of cultural and art historical developments in post-war France; Donald Kuspit focuses on "Monument: The Children of Dijon", a work which consists of dozens of eerily lit, anonymous black and white photographs of children long since lost to adulthood; the artist's choice extract by Georges Perec is written in an inventory-like yet evocative style; the artist's writing section includes interviews, invented tales from his childhood, and a daily report on his activities by the Spanish police.
Responsibility: Didier Semin, Tamar Garb, Donald Kuspit.
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"These pictures convey the haunting theatricals of Boltanski's work, while the expansive interview and autobiographical writings make for interesting reading. One for the coffee table."-Attitude On Read more...

 
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