Thomas Demand

Demand, Thomas / Colomina, Beatriz / Kluge, Alexander

Published by Schirmer / Mosel Verlag GmbH, 2006
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143 pp. 66 colour illustrations (including 4 fold-outs). 24 in-text figures. Essay by Beatriz Colomina. Conversation with the artist by Alexander Kluge. List of illustrations. Exhibition History. Selected Bibliography. Catalogue for an exhibition of works by Thomas Demand held at the Serpentine Gallery, London, 6 June - 20 August, 2006. Quarterbound with Illustrated paper covered boards and blue cloth covered spine. As new in original publisher's shrinkwrap with slight dent to foredge of back panel. No other apparent wear or damage. Due to weight (1.2 kg + packaging) we must ask for additional shipping for international orders. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Thomas Demand: Catalogue Serpentine Gallery London

Thomas Demand is one of the most celebrated contemporary photo artists. At first sight, Demand’s pictures, say of a kitchen, an elevator, or a car park, seem like depictions of everyday places. Yet on closer inspection they turn out to be reconstructions of reality: Demand creates life-size environments made of paper and cardboard and accurate down to the smallest details, photographs these "re-creations" and then destroys them. The pictures that arise in this way put their finger squarely on the drab aesthetics of the modern office world and architecture. Demand’s sculptural and somehow filmic simulations, completely devoid of people, lead us into a world of models, in which a "faked" reality blends with the memory of a real reality to generate vividly cool images and to investigate the concept of virtual reality that plays such a key role in our technological multimedia age.

Text by Beatriz Colomina

Interview between Thomas Demand and Alexander Kluge Book design by Supermarket / Naomi Mizusaki

Thomas Demand, born in Munich in 1964, studied in Munich and Düsseldorf and at Goldsmith’s College, London. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the US.

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Serpentine Gallery, London

June 6 – Aug. 20, 2006

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Title: Thomas Demand
Publisher: Schirmer / Mosel Verlag GmbH
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Quarter Bound
Book Condition: As New
Edition: Exhibition Catalogue

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