"Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle" 2002 SPECTOR, Nancy


[522] pp.

The Guggenheim Museum


12 5/8" x 9 1/4"

Fine/ Fine

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Guggenheim Museum Publications. Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, New York, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Gray silk cover with debossed imagery on front and back covers, title stamped in silver and gray on spine, with printed acetate dust jacket. Photographs and stills by Matthew Barney. Text by Nancy Spector. Glossary by Neville Wakefield. Includes personal perspectives from people involved with the films, film credits, an exhibition history, bibliography and a screening history. 524 pp., with hundreds of color reproductions and numerous color reference illustrations, extraordinarily well-printed by Dr. Cantz'sche Druckerei, Ostfildern-Ruit. 12-3/4 x 9-1/4 inches. Published on the occasion of the 2002 exhibition Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle, organized by Nancy Spector, at Museum Ludwig, Cologne (also traveled to Paris and New York). Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (light crinkle at lower front fold, else Fine). This catalogue documents Matthew Barney's eight-year Cremaster project. Beginning with work from before the Cremaster films, Nancy Spector's text (accompanied by dozens of illustrations), establishes the importance of Barney's five films, not only grappling with his rigorous sexual logic, but delving into the roles geography, identity and form serve in his film--and ultimately, art--cycle. Although the Cremaster cycle was made out of order (4, 1, 5, 2, 3), the book is organized numerically, featuring stills, details and plans for films 1 through 5. A necessary comprehensive volume for anyone interested in Barney's work.

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