Oil. Beauty and Horror in the Petrol Age

Oil―no other raw material pervades so many areas of our lives: our cities, our bodies, our emotions. Complex and diverse as never before, the publication Oil: Beauty and Horror in the Petrol Age offers a transdisciplinary glimpse into the global Petrol Age, exploring how it has inspired art and artists. This ambivalent material, with all of its complex scientific, technological, and cultural connections and contexts, is illuminated by around 250 international artistic positions from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day, as well as historical objects dating back to antiquity, on 400 pages with around 350 illustrations.

Text: Beltin Andreas, Steininger Benjamin et al. pp. 400; paperback. Publisher: Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2021.

ISBN: 9783753300962 | 3753300969
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Oil―no other raw material pervades so many areas of our lives: our cities, our bodies, our emotions. Complex and diverse as never before, the publication Oil: Beauty and Horror in the Petrol Age offers a transdisciplinary glimpse into the global Petrol Age, exploring how it has inspired art and artists. This ambivalent material, with all of its complex scientific, technological, and cultural connections and contexts, is illuminated by around 250 international artistic positions from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day, as well as historical objects dating back to antiquity, on 400 pages with around 350 illustrations.

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