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FLYING OVER WATER/VOLAR DAMUNT L'AIGUA: PETER GREENAWAY. Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, 1997. Published in association with Merrell Holberton Publishers Ltd, London. 112 pp. with 131 ills. (45 col.). 29 x 24 cm. ISBN 1858940338 Trilingual in English, Catalan and Spanish (introductory text by the artist, complete entries and captions in Catalan and English only).
Accompanying an ambitious multi-room display designed by British avant-garde filmmaker Greenaway to explore the theme of human flight through a focus on the figure of Icarus, this well-illustrated catalogue features mythological and religious works by such artists as Correggio, Rubens, Goya and Blake; drawings and paintings by Greenaway and still images from his films; and detailed commentaries on the 30 discrete components of the installation, which employs performance, framing, "montage" and other elements of cinematic language to examine aspects of the Icarus myth from a contemporary perspective.
Artist(s):Greenaway, Peter
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-1990 — Installation Art
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 058239
Paperbound $29.95    

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