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    Ai Weiwei (Hardback) By (author) Mark Siemons, By (author) Weiwei Ai, By (author) Mathieu Wellner

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    DescriptionOne of China's most controversial artists, Ai Weiwei is also one of the world's most prominent critics of the Chinese government. A critic of China's handling of such matters as the situation in Tibet, the 2008 Olympic Games, and the tragedy of the 2008 Szechwan earthquake, Ai Weiwei brings questions about tradition, history, modernity, and change to his works of sculpture, architecture and photography. This attractive volume features images of Ai Weiwei's acclaimed Fairytale installation for the 2007 Doumenta in Kassel, Germany, as well as illustrations of his furniture and woodwork, teapots and vases, video stills and his wildly popular Descending Light, a huge fallen chandelier made of red beads and gold tubing. In addition to illustrations of Ai Weiwei's three-dimensional work, there are numerous art photographs, images of installations in situ and texts by the artist. Readers will find much to appreciate in this unique collection by an artist who lives and creates with truthful integrity.


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    Title
    Ai Weiwei
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Siemons, By (author) Weiwei Ai, By (author) Mathieu Wellner
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 120
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783791350141
    ISBN 10: 3791350145
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    DC22: 738.092
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68, 46
    B&T Approval Code: A02120000
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ
    BISAC V2.8: ART019000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 27
    DC22: 709.2
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    Libri: CHIN3030
    BISAC V2.8: CRA028000, ART016030
    Libri: GEGE9050, AUSS8760
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA
    Illustrations note
    243
    Publisher
    PRESTEL
    Imprint name
    PRESTEL
    Publication date
    30 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Munich
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    Recent work of one of China's most important and outspoken contemporary artists is featured in this book. One of China's most controversial artists, Ai Weiwei is also one of the world's most prominent critics of the Chinese government.