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Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle (Guggenheim Soft Cover Edition)

Publisher: New York: Guggenheim Museum, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 0810969351
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 108434



First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated, debossed silk-covered wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and stills by Matthew Barney. Text by Nancy Spector. Glossary by Neville Wakefield. Includes personal perspectives from people involved with the films, film credits, an exhibition history, bibliography and a screening history. 524 pp., with hundreds of color reproductions and numerous color reference illustrations, extraordinarily well-printed by Dr. Cantz'sche Druckerei, Ostfildern-Ruit. 12-1/2 x 9 inches. Published on the occasion of the 2002 exhibition Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle, organized by Nancy Spector, at Museum Ludwig, Cologne (also traveled to Paris and New York).


Fine. A near-mint copy.


This catalogue documents Matthew Barney's eight-year Cremaster project. Beginning with work from before the Cremaster films, Nancy Spector's text (accompanied by dozens of illustrations), establishes the importance of Barney's 5 films, not only grappling with his rigorous sexual logic, but delving into the roles geography, identity and form serve in his film--and ultimately, art--cycle. Although the Cremaster cycle was made out of order (4, 1, 5, 2, 3), the book is organized numerically, featuring stills, details and plans for films 1 through 5.