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Stan Douglas (Phaidon Contemporary Series)

Publisher: London and New York: Phaidon Press, Inc., 1998
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 0714837962
Condition: Near Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 108642



First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Printed wrappers; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs, video, projected works and text by Stan Douglas. Interview with the artist by Diana Thater. Essays by Scott Watson and Carol J. Clover. Additional text by Gilles Deleuze. Includes an illustrated chronology and a bibliography. 160 pp., with 120 four-color and 30 black-and-white illustrations. 11-3/8 x 10 inches.


Near Fine (crease to upper right corner, affecting all pages, else Fine), in Near Fine dust jacket (upper right corner creased, price sticker on rear, else Fine).


From the publisher: "From his early brief dramas for television depicting uncanny David Lynch-like encounters, to his spectacular split-screen film installation Der Sandmann, Stan Douglas' (b.1960) work is layered with the artist's observations on social and racial alienation and psychological states. The artist is a master at selecting images that evoke entire social and political moments. Examples include a reconstructed 1960s Paris TV broadcast of free-jazz that suggests the May 1968 generation and its connections with African-American musical freedom; and landscape studies of Nootka Sound in Canada that stir memories of the European conquests of Native Americans. Featured in such major exhibitions as Documenta and the Venice Biennale and nominated for the Hugo Boss/Guggenheim prize in 1997, Douglas has emerged as an international figure. This is the first major publication on his work."