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Author: Tony Urquhart; Michael B Phillips
Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Porcupine's Quill, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A series of 113 drawings which served as studies for artist Tony Urquhart's ubiquitous box sculptures - strange, surreal, almost absurd objects. These preliminary sketches provide a unique window into the mind and process of the artist. Captions for the drawings are provided by Michael Phillips who has approached them as if coming on a batch of drawings without prior knowledge of their intent. He has tried to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Humour
Named Person: Tony Urquhart; Tony Urquhart; Tony Urquhart; Tony Urquhart
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Urquhart; Michael B Phillips
ISBN: 9780889843028 0889843023
OCLC Number: 184829234
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Runner-up for Alcuin Society Award for Excellence in Book Design in Canada: Prose Non-Fiction Illustrated 2009
Short-listed for ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Art 2008
Description: 223 p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: drawings by Tony Urquhart ; with captions courageous by Michael B. Phillips.
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"A series of 113 drawings which served as studies for artist Tony Urquhart's ubiquitous box sculptures - strange, surreal, almost absurd objects. These preliminary sketches provide a unique window into the mind and process of the artist. Captions for the drawings are provided by Michael Phillips who has approached them as if coming on a batch of drawings without prior knowledge of their intent. He has tried to divine something of the artist's purpose in designing these objects, and to speculate on the end of various projects. Off the Wall - amusing, irreverent, nonsensical - is exactly that!" "In order to facilitate the construction of his box sculptures Urquhart required working drawings, idea drawings and even drawings of the stands upon which the sculptures would sit. These works were not intended as ends in themselves, but nonetheless they are as complete, interesting and exciting as the artist could render. Urquhart explains that one of his 'artistic heros' is Leonardo da Vinci - whose idea drawings for flying machines, military catapults and siege cannons have never been surpassed."--Jacket.

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