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MELVIN CHARNEY: PARCOURS -- DE LA REINVENTION/ABOUT REINVENTION. Jean-Francois Chevrier et al. Fond Regional d'Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie, Caen, 1997. Published 1998. Distributed in the U.S.A. by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, New York. 256 pp. with 267 ills. (52 col.). 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 2911487109 Bilingual in French and English.
Surveys the unconventional body of work produced over the past three decades by a prominent Canadian architect, artist and theorist whose interdisciplinary oeuvre encompasses visionary urban design, public sculpture, photography and painting, presenting four essays by Charney (b. 1935), three substantial critical texts and illustrations of more than 80 diverse works that range from found photographic images of buildings overpainted with abstracted architectonic forms to monumental site-specific installations in which the facades of existing buildings are replicated on adjacent scaffolding structures.
Artist(s):Charney, Melvin
Indexing: Western — Canada — Post-1970 — Architecture, Several Media
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 058774
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