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Smithsonian, Aug 17, 1996 - Art - 208 pages
Installation is arguably the most original, vigorous, and fertile form of art today. No large-scale survey or festival of contemporary art would be complete without examples of installation, and it is these that usually attract the greatest attention and cause the most controversy. Yet this is the first book ever to describe the tradition and explore the achievements and ambitions of the installation artist.

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This ambitious survey of the works of over 200 installation artists lacks a guiding rudder through the sea of pictorial information it presents. British, Northern European, and American artists ... Read full review

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Installation, once a term used to denote the preparation of works for viewing, has become a vigorous art form in itself, a combination of existential happening and planned structure. The need to ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Michael Petry is an American artist who has lived in London since 1981. He is Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in London.

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