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The Resource Ai Weiwei : spatial matters : art architecture and activism, edited by Ai Weiwei and Anthony Pins

Ai Weiwei : spatial matters : art architecture and activism, edited by Ai Weiwei and Anthony Pins

Label
Ai Weiwei : spatial matters : art architecture and activism
Title
Ai Weiwei
Title remainder
spatial matters : art architecture and activism
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ai Weiwei and Anthony Pins
Title variation
Spatial matters
Title variation remainder
art architecture and activism
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Outspoken, provocative, and prolific, the artist Ai Weiwei is an international phenomenon. In recent years, he has produced an astonishingly varied body of work while continuing his role as activist, provocateur, and conscience of a nation. Ai Weiwei is under "city arrest" in Beijing after an 81-day imprisonment; he is accused of tax evasion, but many suspect he is being punished for his political activism, including his exposure of shoddy school building practices that led to the deaths of thousands of children in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. In 2009, he was badly beaten by the police during his earthquake investigations. Ai Weiwei's work reflects his multiple artistic identities as conceptual artist, architect, filmmaker, designer, curator, writer, and publisher. This monumental volume, developed in association with the artist, draws on the full breadth of Ai Weiwei's architectural, installation, and activist work, with a focus on his use of space. It documents a huge range of international projects with drawings, plans, and photographs of finished work. It also includes excerpts from Ai Weiwei's famous blog (shut down by Chinese authorities in 2009), in which he offers pithy and scathing commentary on the world around him. Essays by leading critics and art historians and interviews with the artist, drawing out his central concerns, accompany the 450 beautifully reproduced color illustrations of his work." -- Publisher's website
Related
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N7349.A5
LC item number
A85 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ai Weiwei : spatial matters : art architecture and activism, edited by Ai Weiwei and Anthony Pins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Inhabit -- Build -- Collaborate -- Investigate -- Engage
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
507 pages
Isbn
9780262525749
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013039797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023616971
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn914189083
Label
Ai Weiwei : spatial matters : art architecture and activism, edited by Ai Weiwei and Anthony Pins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Inhabit -- Build -- Collaborate -- Investigate -- Engage
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
507 pages
Isbn
9780262525749
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013039797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023616971
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn914189083

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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