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Otherworldly : optical delusions and small realities

Author: David Revere McFadden; Martina D'Alton; Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Museum of Arts and Design, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Optical Delusions and Small Realities illuminates the phenomenal renaissance of interest among artists worldwide in constructing small scale, hand built depictions of artificial environments, dioramas, and alternative realities, either as sculpture or as subjects for photography and video. The book features contemporary work by approximately 35 preeminent visual artists who have generated renewed interest in this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Revere McFadden; Martina D'Alton; Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 9780983298311 0983298319
OCLC Number: 750155144
Notes: Published in conjunction with the exhibition held at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, June 7-Sept. 18, 2011.
Description: 268 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 29 cm
Responsibility: David Revere McFadden ; [edited by Martina D'Alton].

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"Optical Delusions and Small Realities illuminates the phenomenal renaissance of interest among artists worldwide in constructing small scale, hand built depictions of artificial environments, dioramas, and alternative realities, either as sculpture or as subjects for photography and video. The book features contemporary work by approximately 35 preeminent visual artists who have generated renewed interest in this art form: a diverse group of international practitioners, ranging from sculptors and painters to photographers and videographers. This fully illustrated catalogue includes artist biographies, statements, and an essay by exhibition curator David McFadden, which traces dioramas and visual illusions in the history of visual arts, and a critical analysis of the works in the exhibition"--Website.

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