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Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
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Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life (Paperback)

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"Published to accompany the first UK retrospective of Olafur Eliasson's

work, this book is conceived as an illustrated `field guide' to his

practice. Featuring a substantial conversation between the artist and

the Tate curator Mark Godfrey, as well as a range of short dialogues

with a strikingly varied range of people working both inside and

outside the arts - from anthropology, economics, political science,

and biology to architecture and urbanism, dance, music, and food -

the book provides readers with a `compass' to Eliasson's thinking: a

360-degree view of the frames of reference that inform his work.

Eliasson builds such conversations into his daily life and work.

They help him not only to understand other people's unique fields

of knowledge, but also to ask, `What does my understanding

of your knowledge do to my understanding of the world?', and

touch on topics as wide-ranging as the social and cultural factors

that contribute to social trust, the `topography' of scent, the

chronobiological effects of light, public space and civic infrastructure,

and the power of art.

The interweaving of these texts with stunning photography of his

remarkable and immersive works provides an insight into what

Eliasson calls his ongoing aim of `reaching out into the world'."

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt treatments & subjectsExhibition catalogues & specific collections Publisher: Tate Publishing Publication Date: 11/07/2019 ISBN-13: 9781849766326  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Mark Godfrey is Senior Curator, International Art, Tate Modern

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