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    Ai Weiwei: Spatial Matters: Art, Architecture, Activism (Paperback) By (author) Weiwei Ai

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    DescriptionWidely considered to be one of the most significant cultural figures of his generation in China and internationally, Ai Weiwei successfully occupies multiple roles as a conceptual artist, architect, curator, designer, film-maker, publisher and activist. Using a variety of formal languages with both traditional and innovative methods of production, Ai links the past with the present and explores the geopolitical, economic and cultural realities affecting the world with humour and compassion. Published in association with the artist, this book draws on the full breadth of Ai Weiwei's architectural, installation and activist work, including drawings and plans from a huge range of international projects, with particular emphasis on his use of space. The publication also includes excerpts from his blog, in which his insightful commentary on the world around him comes to the fore. Throughout the book a wide selection of essays by leading critics and art-historians, as well as interviews with the artist, draw out his central concerns. An essential addition to any art lover's bookshelf, this substantial book is richly illustrated with over 450 colour reproductions.


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    Title
    Ai Weiwei: Spatial Matters
    Subtitle
    Art, Architecture, Activism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Weiwei Ai
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 264 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 1,960 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849761444
    ISBN 10: 1849761442
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB, ACXJ
    BISAC V2.8: ART015110, ART016030
    DC23: 709.2
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA
    Illustrations note
    450 colour
    Publisher
    TATE PUBLISHING
    Imprint name
    TATE PUBLISHING
    Publication date
    01 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ai Weiwei is widely considered to be one of the most significant cultural figures and artists of his generation in China and internationally.