Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art

Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art
Library Shelf Location 03.MANA
Publication Date 2008
Description Taking the form of an encyclopedia with an eccentric classification system, Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art is an irreverent yet insightful analysis of contemporary art under the guise of a museum collection assembled by extraterrestrials. More than 175 works by 115 artists, from modern masters to bright new stars, are interpreted through alien eyes, in much the same way that Western anthropologists have historically viewed non-Western cultures. Featuring a fictional account, written by the novelist Tom McCarthy, of the Martian mission to Earth, this innovative book opens up contemporary art to thought-provoking new interpretations.
ISBN 9781858944593
Quantity 1
Pages 224
Editor Francesco Manacorda
Author Tom McCarthy
Format Hardback
Publisher Merrell Publishers Limited
Category Surveys of Modern & Contemporary Art
Related Gallery Barbican Gallery, London
Language English

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