Rachel Whiteread: The Art of Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread: The Art of Rachel Whiteread
Library Shelf Location 18.WHIT
Publication Date 2004
Description Based upon a practice of inverted casting—making space tangible—Rachel Whiteread's work reflects on questions of history, memory, and social change within a post-mimimalist context. Whiteread's work successfully brings together aesthetics and politics, restoring to public attention neglected issues that more dominant interests might wish forgotten. Out of the solidification of space Whiteread makes legible intangibles that comprise much of ordinary life. She is fundamentally concerned with what it means to be human though her work may often be on a grand scale - it comments on the structures that are used so often to overwhelm us. An examination of Whiteread's work from her earliest domestic objects of the late 1980s through controversial projects such as 'House' to her recent, large-scale public works, including 'Water Tower' in New York, 'Monument' in London's Trafalgar Square, and 'Holocaust Memorial' in Vienna. The book includes discussions of both 'Room 101', her cast of George Orwell's room at the BBC, and recent gallery installations.
ISBN 0500285047
Quantity 1
Pages 224
Editor Chris Townsend
Format Paperback
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Related Artist Rachel Whiteread
Categories Sculpture, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Political art, Memory, Social history
Artist's Nationality British/UK
Language English

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