In My View

In My View

Personal Reflections on Art by Today's Leading Artists

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
More than 75 top artists write about the artists who most influenced or inspired their own work, in an evocative collection that includes Thomas Demand's thoughts on Paolo Uccello, Miroslaw Balka's reflections on Michelangelo and Vik Muniz's tribute to Peter Paul Rubens.

Norton Pub
Behind the closed door of the contemporary artist’s studio is a hidden worldof images—those artworks from the distant or near past that have animated,troubled, consoled, or inspired the artists of today. This book reveals thathidden world, presenting an intimate guide to the imaginations of today’sleading practitioners through the works they love best. Artworks rangingfrom the fifteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries are featured, often supplementedby reproductions of work by the selecting artists.Intimate and evocative, the stories speak of the challenges, provocations,revelations, and delights that can be found when one artist looks closely at thework of another. Some artist-contributors provide unusual perspectives onfamiliar figures from art history—including Thomas Demand on Paolo Uccello,Miroslaw Balka on Michelangelo, Vik Muniz on Peter Paul Rubens, JuliãoSarmento on Eugene Delacroix, Joan Fontcuberta on Louis Daguerre, and Eija-Liisa Ahtila on Pablo Picasso. Others select lesser-known artists, from Jean-MarcBustamante on Pieter Saenredam, Francesco Clemente on Henry Fuseli, andTomma Abts on It¯o Jakuch¯u to Erwin Wurm on Poul Gernes, Do Ho Suh onKim Keong-Hui, and John Bock on Armand Schulthess.
More than seventy-fiveof today’s leadinginternational artistswrite about an individualartist whose work hasinfluenced, moved,or inspired them

Book News
Art historian and journalist Simon Grant asked seventy-five major professional artists from all over the world to each name a single artist who has been deeply influential on their lives and work, and to write a short essay about their influence. In any such book, who counts as a major living artist is arguable; Grant has chosen artists he was interested in, who were interested in the project. This may be as good a way as any to organize such a project, and he has been consciously and carefully international in scope. There are two main limits to the project. These are high-art-market artists in a Western tradition; the majority create two-dimensional gallery-style work; most are painters. Most of the artists who have influenced them are also painters in that tradition, from the Renaissance onward. There are some lovely exceptions, and unexpected alliances and differences of style between the artists and their influences. The book as a whole has a meditative feel. Each essay includes reproductions of artworks by the artist cited as the influence; some of these reproductions are small, others are large and beautifully printed. Reproductions of work by some but not all of the artist-writers are included; considerations of space seem to have determined this choice. The book will interest general readers, as well as artists inside and outside the high-art world who are interested in the question of influence. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, c2012
ISBN: 9780500238967
Branch Call Number: 700 INM
Characteristics: 208 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Grant, Simon 1967-


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