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Vija Celmins: The Stars

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Vija Celmins: The Stars by Vija Celmins
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New York artist Vija Celmins has made many images of the night sky--paintings, drawings and prints of gorgeous richness. In The Stars, she and her collaborator, the essayist and translator Eliot Weinberger, devote an artist's book to the theme. Celmins created three celestial prints for the project, which she also designed. One print, inspired by the worn binding of an early twentieth-century Japanese book, becomes the volume's mottled deep-blue cover; the second and third prints are images of the night sky, one of them negative--dark stars on a pale ground. For the text, Weinberger assembled a catalogue of descriptions of the stars drawn from around the world, and from an array of historical, literary and anthropological sources. This mythopoetic charting of the night sky evokes the vastness of the human imagination's response to a space itself vast and unknowable. Appearing in English and also in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese and Maori, the text supplements Celmins's images visually as well as verbally. The Stars was originally a limited-edition livre d'artiste published this year by the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Author Biography

Vija Celmins has received international attention for renditions of natural scenes, which are often copied from photographs that lack a point of reference, horizon or discernable depth of field. She renders these spaces - seascapes, night skies and the barren desert floor - with an uncanny accuracy, working for months on a single image. A master of several mediums, including oil painting, charcoal and multiple printmaking processes, Celmins matches a tangible sense of space with sensuous detail in each work. She currently lives in New York and California. Eliot Weinberger was born in 1949 in New York City, where he still lives. He is the primary translator of Octavio Paz into English. His most recent publications are the collection of essays Karmic Traces: 1993-1999 and a translation of Bei Dao's Unlock (with Iona Man-Cheong). He is also the editor of The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry (2003).
Release date NZ
January 23rd, 2006
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Museum of Modern Art
Pages
56
Dimensions
150x265x11
ISBN-13
9780870707049
Product ID
1834320

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