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Antoni Tàpies, Complete Writings, Volume II

Collected Essays

by (author) Antoni Tàpies

translated by Josep Miquel Sobrer

introduction by Serge Guilbaut

Indiana University Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2011
European, General, Contemporary (1945-)
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2011
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In this insightful collection, one of Spain's most influential artists, Antoni Tàpies, reflects on art, life, and politics. A companion to A Personal Memoir (2010), this volume includes essays published in Catalan in six separate books between 1970 and 1999 (The Practice of Art, Art against Aesthetic, Reality as Art, For a Modern and Progressive Art, The Value of Art, Art and Its Places) together with previously uncollected articles, lectures, and other texts. In these essays Tàpies reflects on the social role of art and the artist, discusses the influences on his art, and describes his political and artistic views.

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Serge Guilbaut is a professor of art history at the University of British Columbia. He received his PhD in Art History from UCLA in 1979. His books include How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art (University of Chicago Press), Voir, Ne pas Voir, Faut Voir (Chambon, France), Sobre la desaparici�n de ciertas obras de arte (Curare/Fonca, Mexico), and Los Espejismos de la imagen en los lindes del siglo XXI (Akal Ediciones, Spain). He lives in Vancouver.

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