A World View: John Latham


ISBN: 9783960980902
Artist(s): John Latham
Author(s): Various
Format: paperback
Year published: 2017
Publisher: Koenig Books
Publisher Location: Köln
Total Pages: 440
Illustrations: 70 colour illustrations and 67 B&W illustrations

Artist(s) Biographies:

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John Latham (1921 – 2006) is widely considered a pioneer of British conceptual art.

His multifaceted practice encompasses sculpture, installation, painting, film, land art, engineering, found-object, assemblage, performance happenings and theoretical writings, the diversity of which is galvanised by his unique understanding of our place in the universe.

This publication traces the trajectory of Latham’s practice and brings together archival material, including documentary photographs, texts, correspondence and various ephemera, in order to build a picture of the artist’s life and work. Latham saw the artist as holding up a mirror to society: an individual whose dissent from the norm could lead to a profound reconfiguration of reality as we know it.


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