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Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects

Hans Ulrich Obrist

A unique opportunity to learn about the lives and creativity of the world's leading artists. Hans Ulrich Obrist has been conducting ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists since he began in Switzerland, aged 19, with Fischli and Weiss. Here he chooses nineteen of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering the reader intimacy with the artists and insight into their creative processes. Inspired by the great Vasari, Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects explores the meaning of art and artists today. Including David Hockney, Gilbert and George, Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, Rem Koolhaas and Oscar Niemeyer, this is a wonderful and unique book for those interested in modern art.

Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator and writer. Since 2006 he has been co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, London. He is the author of Ways of Curating and, with Ai Weiwei, of Ai Weiwei Speaks. Hans Ulrich Obrist was named the most powerful figure in the international artworld by ArtReview magazine's annual 'Power 100' list in 2009.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
07/05/2015
Category
  • Art and Design
Format TPS
228 x 151mm
Extent
544
US
Penguin
Translation
Penguin
Rights sold
Italian
Romanian
Chinese Simplified
Film
Tibor Jones & Associates
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
Penguin
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