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Clifford Ross

Paul Goldberger

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ISBN 10: 3777453013 / ISBN 13: 9783777453019
Published by Hirmer Verlag Gmbh Mai 2013, 2013
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Neuware - Wie in Alice hinter den Spiegeln blickt Clifford Ross ( 1952) auf die Natur und gleichsam durch die Oberfläche der realen Erscheinungen. Dahinter liegt ein surreales, wundersames Reich, voll hinreißender Farben und mit verdrehten Bildern. Dabei verwendet der mit Hightech und digitaler Bildtechnik vertraute Visionär oft alte, traditionelle Materialien und Methoden. Das außergewöhnliche Projekt in Texas entstand gemeinsam mit der Mayer'schen Hofkunstanstalt in München. Der Band erzählt die Geschichte dieser Zusammenarbeit, die Architekten, Richter, Regierungsbeamte, Ingenieure und Handwerker zusammenbrachte, und illustriert alle Phasen der Konzeption und des Baus von Bleistiftskizzen über Computer-Renderings bis hin zu Fotografien. Multimedia artist Clifford Ross looks beyond the natural world to uncover a world bound only by the imagination, much like in Lewis Carroll s Through the Looking Glass. Images are reversed and landscapes reimagined. Ross uses old and new methods to produce exceptionally beautiful and radically redesigned conceptions of reality, presenting his own digital vision.In 2009, Ross was commissioned, together with the Franz Mayer of Munich manufacturers, to create amonumental public art project for the US Federal Courthouse in Austin, Texas. He developed a colourfultwenty-eight-foot square stained glass wall with built-in hydraulic doors that open into a large eventsspace. This book documents the process of creation and installation, which brought together architects,engineers, craftsmen and government officials, combining traditional construction techniques with thelatest digital technology. This book contains one hundred full-colour illustrations documenting all phasesof the wall s design and construction from photographs to pencil sketches and computer renderings and charting the creation of a modern monument. Also included is an essay by the architecturecritic Paul Goldberger. 176 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783777453019

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Title: Clifford Ross

Publisher: Hirmer Verlag Gmbh Mai 2013

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Buch

Book Condition: Neu

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Much like Alice Liddell in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, multimedia artist Clifford Ross looks beyond the natural world to uncover another world bound only by the imagination, in which images are reversed and landscapes reimagined in ravishing color. A digital visionary, Ross uses methods old and new to produce exceptionally beautiful and radically redesigned conceptions of reality.

In 2009, Ross was commissioned in collaboration with the fine art manufacturers at Franz Mayer of Munich to create a monumental public art project for the US Federal Courthouse in Austin, Texas. The culmination of this collaboration is a colorful twenty-eight-foot-square stained glass wall with built-in hydraulic doors opening into a large event space. This book documents the long process, which brought together architects, engineers, craftsmen, and government officials and combined centuries-old construction techniques with twenty-first-century digital technology.

With one hundred full-color illustrations from all phases of the wall’s design and construction, ranging from photographs to pencil sketches and computer renderings, this book charts the creation of a modern monument.

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Multimedia artist Clifford Ross began his career as a painter and sculptor after graduating from Yale in 1974, turning his attention to photography and other media in 1995. Frustrated by the lack of detail provided by existing cameras, in 2002 Ross invented and patented the R1 camera and produced some of the highest-resolution large-scale landscapes in the world.


His work has been the subject of international museum exhibitions and can be found in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. His recent collaborations include the animated landscape video “Harmonium Mountain,” with an original score by Philip Glass, a multimedia installation with Pan Gongkai, President of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, and a stained glass wall with architects Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam for the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Austin, Texas.


Two notable books on Ross include Through the Looking Glass (Hirmer, 2013), on the making of the “Austin Wall”, with an essay by Paul Goldberger, and Wave Music (Aperture 2005), featuring his “Hurricane” series, which includes an essay by philosopher Arthur Danto and an interview by novelist A.M. Homes.

Paul Goldberger is a Pulitzer prize–winning architecture critic for the New Yorker, where he has written the magazine’s celebrated “Sky Line” column since 1997. He holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at Parsons the New School for Design, where he was formerly dean.

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