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Richard Woods

ISBN13: 9780953852550
ISBN: 0953852555
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $70.0
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers
Published Date:
Pages: 192

This is the first monograph on the remarkable work of British artist Richard Woods (b.1966), one of a younger generation of artists whose sculptures and installations operate on the boundary between art, architecture and design. Whatever structures he takes as his starting point - the floor of a domestic house, the walls of a gallery, the courtyard of a convent or the external walls of a public building - they are all used as flat surfaces to be embellished with paint. A graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art, Woods has shown extensively in Britain, continental Europe, Japan and the USA. Over the past five years, he has designed a spectacular store interior for the fashion house Comme des Garcons in Osaka and the mock Tudor refit of a private family home in upstate New York. The book focuses on the building-based projects completed since 2000, and many of these are further explored in extracts from an illuminating conversation between Woods and Gordon Burn.