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Rachel Whiteread: Transient Spaces

Publisher: Berlin: Deutsche Guggenheim, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 9780892072521
Condition: New / New
Item #: 110351



First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers; with attached, printed dust jacket. Sculpture by Rachel Whiteread. Texts by Lisa Dennison and Craig Houser. 168 pp., with numerous four-color illustrations. 9 x 8 inches.


New in publisher's shrink wrap.


From the publisher: "Since the late 1980s, Whiteread has created a unique body of work consisting predominantly of sculptures cast from discarded household items and abandoned architectural spaces. Composed of such industrial materials as plaster, concrete, rubber, and polyester resins, Whiteread's impressions of beds, sinks, chairs, and wardrobes echo 1960s Minimalism. Yet unlike the latter movement, the artist's work explores domestic themes, providing intimate experiences, conjuring up various private memories and associations, and often evoking the feeling of absence and loss. Whiteread's larger architectural projects allow for broader social reflection.

For House (1993), Whiteread cast in concrete the entire interior space of a late-Victorian, working-class home, located on a street scheduled for demolition. After its outer walls were removed, the exposed concrete work stood as a monument to the vanished neighborhood, drawing attention to the consequences of gentrification in London's East End at the time. For her project for Deutsche Guggenheim, Whiteread is examining the themes of public and private as related to the rebuilding of Europe after World War II."