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THE COMEDY CARPET BLACKPOOL: A WORK OF ART BY GORDON YOUNG DESIGNED IN COLLABORATION WITH WHY NOT ASSOCIATES. Booth-Clibborn Editions, London, 2013. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Abrams, New York. 200 pp. with 159 ills. (146 col.). 30 x 25 cm. ISBN 9781861543394 In English.
Publisher's description: Laid out in front of Blackpool Tower in England's famous seaside resort, the Comedy Carpet is the largest work of public art in Europe. Thousands of jokes and quotations by more than 850 comedians and writers from the early days of variety to the present are set in 2,200 square meters of granite and concrete in a design inspired by theater posters and bill stickers. From Tommy Cooper, Mae West, and Bob Hope to Frank Carson, Groucho Marx, and Ricky Gervais, the Comedy Carpet is a unique celebration of comic genius -- as well as an extraordinary feat of design and construction.
Artist(s):Young, Gordon; Why Not Associates (firm)
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-2000 — Installation Art
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 155063
Hardcover $40.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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