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RW: Rachel Whiteread (Modern Artists)


Rachel Whiteread solidifies space. Employing materials that include concrete, plaster, resin and rubber to mould not the objects themselves but the areas within or around them, she has single-handedly expanded the parameters of contemporary sculpture.

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Rachel Whiteread has expanded the parameters of contemporary sculpture with her casts of the outer and inner spaces of familiar objects, sometimes in quiet monochrome, sometimes in vivid jewel-like colour. She won the Turner Prize in 1993, the same year as her first large-scale public project, House, a concrete cast of a nineteenth-century terraced house in London’s east end. Further site-specific projects include Holocaust Memorial in Vienna’s Judenplatz and Water Tower in New York. With 100 colour illustrations, this book is a survey that examines Whiteread’s career to date.