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  • Published: 15 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141976631
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $29.99

Lives Of The Artists, Lives Of The Architects




From world-renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects offers 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, their varying approaches to creating, and a sense of how their thinking evolves over time. 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.

  • Pub date: 15 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141976631
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator and critic. Since 2006 he has been Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London.

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