William Kentridge: Fortuna
This is the most complete monograph yet published on the internationally acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge. Bringing together nearly two hundred of his works made between 1989 and the present day, the book explores Kentridges work across a wide range of media, including film, video, sculpture, design, drawing and printmaking. Two essays discuss the development of Kentridges art and his unique creative process, and a large body of Kentridges own writings help to illuminate the origins of and inspiration behind his work, including the idea of fortuna, Kentridges description of his practice as one governed by neither programme nor chance in the making of images.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 258 x 304 x 32mm | 2,239.97g
- 21 Oct 2013
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 2009 illustrations, 1558 in colour
One of the most tough-minded and poetic artists of our time, Kentridge is well served by this handsome summary of his work to date. Fortuna . . . takes a determinedly artist-focused approach. Featuring a number of insightful commentaries by Kentridge . . . the book is organized around his intuitive studio method of 'directed' discovery or 'fortuna'. Kentridge is a bottomless well of philosophical speculation and image creation whose commentaries provide a primer on how one of the most significant artists alive conceives and creates. A must for any interested in Kentridge s creations." This first major monograph on the widely acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge brings together nearly 200 of his works made between 1989 and 2012. A 'must' for any interested in Kentridge's creations. Tone brings together the subtext behind the approximately 200 pieces depicted in the exhibition, describing Kentridge's artistic process and personal history.