The Art of Rachel Whiteread
Artist(s): Rachel Whiteread
Author(s): Chris Townsend, Jennifer R. Cross
Year published: 2004
Publisher: Thames and Hudson
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 224
Illustrations: 54 Illustrations, 50 in colour
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Since achieving an international reputation in the early 1990s with House (which won the 1993 Turner Prize) and Ghost, Rachel Whiteread has gone on making complex, subtle and often provocative works that consistently grab public attention.
In pieces such as Water Tower in New York, Holocaust Memorial in Vienna and Monument in Trafalgar Square, Whiteread’s work is at once immensely thoughtful – historically, socially and politically – and aware of its own place in art history.
In The Art of Rachel Whiteread leading critics from Europe and North America examine the full range of Whiteread’s work, from the early domestic pieces of the late 1980s, to her public art projects such as Monument and Room 101.
These essays propose new critical approaches to what is likely to be one of the most enduring artistic projects of our time.