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Book Launch | William Kentridge & Jane Taylor | Being Led by the Nose

David Krut Bookstore and Jane Taylor are pleased to announce the release of

William Kentridge – Being Led by the Nose 

Book Launch: 

26 August 2017
11 am
David Krut Bookstore | 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood

Join us for a fantastic morning of conversation between Jane Taylor and William Kentridge

Book Specifications:
Hardcover | 224pp | Published by University of Chicago
ISBN: 9780226791203

About the book: In this book, Jane Taylor, Kentridge’s friend and frequent collaborator, invites us to take an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at his work for the show (Dmitri Shostakovich’s The Nose). Kentridge has long been admired for his unconventional use of conventional media to produce art that is stunning, evocative, and narratively powerful—and how he works is as important as what he creates.

This book is more than just a simple record of The Nose. The opera serves as a springboard into a bracing conversation about how Kentridge’s methods serve his unique mode of expression as a narrative and political artist. Taylor draws on his etchings, sculptures, and drawings to render visible the communication that occurs between his mind and hand as he thinks through the activity of making. Beautifully illustrated in colour, William Kentridge offers striking insights about one of the most innovative artists of our present moment.