An exquisite artist's book produced on the occasion of the opening of Kentridge's monumental frieze drawn along the banks of the Tiber River in Rome.
Triumphs and Laments is not only a celebration of the frieze and the performance which inaugurated it, but a gorgeously produced guide to one of his most memorable and ambitious projects.
Designed with the early Baedekers in mind, this bilingual book acts as an essential component to viewing Kentridge's erased-graffiti figures and understanding the process of their creation. Lavishly illustrated as well as magnificent fold outs, a poster and a leporello of the frieze to accompany the texts. The book is a small work of art in itself!
Includes a conversation between Carlos Basualdo and the artist and two essays, by Salvatore Settis and Gabriele Guercio, which explore the meaning behind the work and its resonance with the millennia-long history of the city of Rome.
Hardcover, As New.
- Jacket Condition: Fine
- Binding Condition: Fine
- Overall Condition: Fine