The World Exists to Be Put on a Postcard: Artists' postcards from 1960 to now (BRITISH MUSEUM)

THAMES & HUDSON - Paperback
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The postcard as you‰۪ve never seen it before. This appealing book collects the best of these mail-able, miniature works of art by the likes of Yoko Ono and Carl Andre.
The accessibility and familiarity of a postcard makes it an artistic medium rich with potential for subversion, appropriation, or manipulation for political, satirical, revolutionary, or playful intent. The inexpensiveness of production encourages artists to experiment with their design; the only artistic restriction: that it fits through the mailbox slot. Unlike traditional works of art, the postcard requires nothing more than a stamp for it to be seen on the other side of the world. Made of commonplace material, postcards invite handling, asking to be picked up, turned over, and shown to friends‰ۥto be included in our lives.
The World Exists to Be Put on a PostcardåÊfeatures postcards, several reproduced at actual size, designed by notable modern and contemporary artists, including Carl Andre, Eleanor Antin, Joseph Beuys, Tacita Dean, Gilbert & George, Richard Hamilton, Susan Hiller, Richard Long, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Dieter Roth, Gavin Turk, Mark Wallinger, Rachel Whiteread, and Hannah Wilke, many of which are published here for the first time. Organized thematically into chapters, such as ‰ÛÏGraphic Postcards,‰۝ ‰ÛÏPolitical Postcards,‰۝ ‰ÛÏPortrait Postcards,‰۝ and ‰ÛÏComposite Postcards,‰۝ this book demonstrates the significance of artists‰۪ postcards in contemporary art.
Author: JEREMY COOPER Format : Paperback ISBN: 9780500480434 Size: 8.8 x 0.7 x 8.7 inches Pages: - 160 Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON
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