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Lust for Light: Illuminated Works

Lust for Light: Illuminated Works

Current price: $45.00
Publication Date: October 15th, 2018
Gingko Press
The MIT Press Bookstore
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Whether it glows lustrously from neon, emanates purely from LEDs or radiates with intensity from lasers, this elemental medium, light, fascinates artists and viewers alike.

Lust for Light selects works by artists who have used light as a primary or catalyzing agent in their featured pieces. Rather than using light as a tool to illuminate their art, this book work to recreate light's likeness as the primary protagonist of their works. Taking a dynamic approach in its curation, the book features the use of illumination in more traditional gallery forms as well as in three dimensional and large-scale installation pieces. Many of the featured artists are skilled fabricators who have been honing their light-inspired works for years, while others have made stunning pieces through collaborations and daring forays, cross-pollinating their artistic visions with new technologies in the process. Featured artists include Yayoi Kusama, Ivan Navarro, Jennifer Steinkamp, Laddie John Dill, Joanie Lemercier, Massimo Uberti, Barry Underwood, Miguel Chevalier, James Clar, Liz West and more.