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Tony Cragg

This is the first comprehensive monograph on British artist Tony Cragg, who is said to have influenced “a whole younger generation of post-formalist sculptors.” Born in 1949, Cragg, who lives in Germany, has already been given a retrospective at London’s Hayward Gallery, appeared in the Venice Biennale, and awarded the Turner Prize. Influenced by conceptual and land art, he fuses a scientific background with artistic inventiveness to produce a sort of urban archaeology. A theoretical introductory essay, translated from the Italian, is provided by art historian and Guggenheim curator Celant, who critiques the philosophical underpinnings of the sculpture for those who can stay with him. The book’s real strength lies in its 249 full-page illustrations, 160 of which are in color, interspersed with brief statements by Cragg

Text: Celant Germano. pp. 351; hardcover. Publisher: Thames & Hudson, London, 1996.

ISBN: 9780500237236 | 0500237239
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This is the first comprehensive monograph on British artist Tony Cragg, who is said to have influenced “a whole younger generation of post-formalist sculptors.” Born in 1949, Cragg, who lives in Germany, has already been given a retrospective at London’s Hayward Gallery, appeared in the Venice Biennale, and awarded the Turner Prize. Influenced by conceptual and land art, he fuses a scientific background with artistic inventiveness to produce a sort of urban archaeology. A theoretical introductory essay, translated from the Italian, is provided by art historian and Guggenheim curator Celant, who critiques the philosophical underpinnings of the sculpture for those who can stay with him. The book’s real strength lies in its 249 full-page illustrations, 160 of which are in color, interspersed with brief statements by Cragg