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Sculpture : A Journey to the Circumference of the Earth

Artist
Robin Peck
Date
2004
Format
Artists' Books
Size
14 × 21.5 cm
Description

“Sculpture, A Journey to the Circumference of the Earth” is a study of the philosophy, history and material technology of sculpture within the context of a travel narrative. The book structure follows Peck’s travel in the field of sculpture with a companion, “the sculptor” (a very real but composite character of shifting gender), from New York to Transylvania, across Europe to Paris, England and Iceland. The manuscript for “Sculpture, A Journey to the Circumference of the Earth”, was written in 2002, under the tenure of a Canada Council Senior Arts Grant in Criticism. It is based on a series of notes begun in the late 1980s that continued to the present day. (Some portions of these notes have been previously published as magazine essays in C Magazine, Parachute, Boo Magazine, Canadian Art, or as essays in exhibition catalogues).

This book includes a bibliography and extensive footnotes. It will be of interest to persons with an art background (students, teachers, working artists, etc.) but this is not a prerequisite. This is an engaging, readable book that can appeal to a general audience and a general art audience. There are few contemporary books in this field and none that use the form of a sculptural travelogue. Of modest size, this book is an easily transportable object that will fit lightly to hand as a travel companion. Thus the book as sculptural object will be an extension of Peck’s sculptural travelogue narrative.

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