Ann Hamilton : an inventory of objects / Joan Simon.

by Simon, Joan, 1949-Looking glass; Hamilton, Ann, 1956-Looking glass.

Publisher: New York : Gregory R. Miller , [2006]Description: 311 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0974364851; 9780974364858.Subject(s): Hamilton, Ann, 1956- -- Catalogs
Contents:
An essay on the objects of Ann Hamilton / by Joan Simon -- An inventory of objects 1984-2006 -- Chronology, bibliography, index of titles.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-307) and index.
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Long loan Camberwell College of Arts
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Printed books 709.7351 HAM (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available 54008628
Long loan Chelsea College of Arts
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Ann Hamilton: An Inventory of Objects ISBN 0-9743648-5-1 / 978-0-9743648-5-8 Hardcover, 7 x 10.5 in. / 264 pgs / 150 color and 80 b&w. / U.S. $60.00 CDN $72.00 November / Art

Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-307) and index.

An essay on the objects of Ann Hamilton / by Joan Simon -- An inventory of objects 1984-2006 -- Chronology, bibliography, index of titles.

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CHOICE Review

This is the first comprehensive catalog of objects created by an artist who has received international acclaim for her time- and performance-based installations. The book chronicles the development of these objects and examines their symbiotic relationship to Hamilton's temporal works. Hamilton used many of the objects as components of installations but reinvented them as elements in new projects or as independent works of art. An example is the hide-like Toothpick Suit, which Hamilton created as a sculpture, donned as part of a performance and installation, then documented in a photograph. The objects in the inventory include sculptures, photographs, prints, and multimedia that span the artist's career from 1984, when she was a student at Yale, to 2006. Hamilton's choice of the word "inventory" places these objects within a developing continuum and serves as an analogy to process. Simon, curator at large for the Whitney Museum of American Art, provides the accompanying essay as well as a critical examination of each work within the inventory. Simon's analysis endows the inventory with substantial critical content. The book includes more than 250 images and an extensive chronology and bibliography. It is beautifully bound and designed, an object characteristic of Hamilton's spare yet sensual aesthetic. Summing Up: Essential. General readers; lower-division undergraduates through professionals. Y. D. Hibben Virginia Commonwealth University

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