Ruin Lust

R260

Ruin Lust offers a guide to the mournful, thrilling, comic, and perverse uses of ruins in art from the 17th century to the present day. This book, which accompanied a major Tate Britain exhibition, includes more than 100 works by artists such as J. M. W Turner, John Constable, John Martin, Eduardo Paolozzi, Paul Nash, and Rachel Whiteread.

Description

Ruin Lust offers a guide to the mournful, thrilling, comic, and perverse uses of ruins in art from the 17th century to the present day. This book, which accompanied a major Tate Britain exhibition, includes more than 100 works by artists such as J. M. W Turner, John Constable, John Martin, Eduardo Paolozzi, Paul Nash, and Rachel Whiteread.

Beginning in the midst of the craze that sent artists, writers, architects, and tourists in search of ruins and picturesque landscapes in the 18th century, it shows how ruins have continued to be a source of visual and emotional fascination at particular historical moments. Thoroughly illustrated, Ruin Lust explores how ruin has become a way of thinking about art itself and its connection to both the past and the future.

Additional information

Dimensions 20 × 13 cm
Publisher

Language

English

Date Published

2014

ISBN

9781849763011

Specifications

Hardcover, 20x13cm, 64pp