Thursday, April 20, 2006

New Books - Motion blur / Two minds

Jes Fernie
Two minds: artists and architects in collaboration
Black Dog Publishing, 2006, 709.04 TWO

Shane Walter R. J. & Matt Hanson
Motion blur: onedotzero - graphic moving image makers
Laurence King, 2005, 778.53 WAL

Two minds explores and critiques the subject of collaboration between artists and architects. Interest and activity in this field is growing rapidly, making this book a timely consideration of an important phenomenon. Extensively illustrated, the book documents 18 projects funded through the RSA Art for Architecture scheme and focuses on work by internationally renowned figures such as Mark Dion, Chris Ofili, David Adjaye and Herzog & de Meuron, alongside that of emerging practitioners. Two minds is the subject of an article in Aprils RSA e-journal.

With a focus on graphic design and digitally-manipulated film, Motion blur profiles and investigates the work of 28 cross-media artists from around the world. As well as screen grabs, it uses interviews, photography, storyboards and sketches to explore the work and reveal the creative processes behind it. An accompanying DVD features the work of those discussed.

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