Cloth $69.95 ISBN: 9783777438115 Published March 2012 For sale in North America and Japan only

Christina von Bitter

The Skin of Things

Edited by Gottfried Knapp

Edited by Gottfried Knapp

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

160 pages | 78 color plates | 9 1/2 x 12 | © 2011
Cloth $69.95 ISBN: 9783777438115 Published March 2012 For sale in North America and Japan only

 

Through her whimsical works made of paper and wire, Berlin-based artist Christina von Bitter reenvisions houses, musical instruments, items of dress, and other everyday objects as ambiguous and poetic entities. Released of their physical capacities, the delicate skins left behind by these objects seem almost to defy gravity. Ranging in size from relatively modest to more than twenty feet tall, the featherweight sculptures allow for the effortless passage of both light and air.
 
Beautifully illustrated, this volume offers the first comprehensive overview of Bitter’s artistic career to date. Spanning fifteen years, the paperworks pictured provide insight into her experimental approach, the multifaceted nature of her work, and her expansive interpretation of three-dimensionality.

 

Contents
The Skin of Things
      Gottfried Knapp

The World as a Stage
Cloud Finder
Where we go ...
Transformations
Man, Dress, Body

Flying in Enclosed Spaces
      Harald Eggebrecht

Biography
Exhibitions
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
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