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AI WEIWEI. New edition. Ed. by Hans Werner Holzwarth. Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH, Cologne, 2016. Original limited edition published 2014 {Worldwide 160083}. 600 pp. with 1934 ills. (1486 col.). 34 x 26 cm. ISBN 9783836526494 Trilingual in English, German and French.
Large format. Publisher's description: This is the definitive Ai Weiwei monograph. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei remains a cultural magnet all over the world, renowned for his political stance and social media activity almost as much as for his social interventions, contemporary approach to the readymade, and knowledge of Chinese traditional crafts, Ai's fame extends throughout and beyond the art world. Drawn from Taschen's limited Collector's Edition (Worldwide 160083), this book offers a definitive Ai Weiwei monograph, exploring each of his career phases in equal detail and depth. It features extensive visual material to trace Ai's development from his early New York days right through to his most recent practice. Focus moments include his international breakthrough in the early 2000s, his porcelain Sunflower Seeds at the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, his response to the Sichuan earthquake of 2008, and his police detention in 2011. Including behind-the-scenes studio pictures and production shots and numerous statements derived from exclusive interviews with Ai, we gain privileged access to the artist's process, influences and importance.
Artist(s):Ai Weiwei
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — China — Post-1970 — Several Media
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 171801
Hardcover $69.99    

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