by Brougher, Kerry et al (organizers)
Hirshhorn Museum and The Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles, 2005. Hardbound. VG/VG- light scuffing and wear to dj edges and corners, including a chip at top front.. Color-illustrated boards with lilac lettering and plastic dj with white lettering; 271 pp. with 32 bw and 344 color plates. Examines the revolutionary premise that Art should attain the abstract purity of music. A large, sumptuously illustrated volume that engages the reader as well as captivating the inquiring mind. The most completeexamination of this phenomenon to date, "Visual Music" features ninety major works of art plus related documentation, focusing on abstract and mixed-media art and the connection to musical forms as varied as classical, jazz,and electronic. Thebook includes three scholarly essays, each discussing adistinct art historical period in depth, and an additional essay that approaches the subject from a musicologist's perspective. Appearsto be better illustrated and slightly longer than the English edition of the book of the same title.
(Inventory #: 101117)