We are proud to announce that during the recent 33rd Annual New York Book Show presented by The Book Industry Guild of New York, LACMA’s In the Fields of Empty Days exhibition catalogue was awarded first place in its category!
Filled with vibrant reproductions revealing how Iran’s leading artists weave the country’s past into the fabric of its contemporary art, the catalogue’s innovative design augments its exploration of temporal fluidity. Its unique hardback binding presents two book sections bound into one object—a section with essays that opens conventionally to the left and another section of illustrations that opens to the right. Separating the essays and reproductions in this way allows readers to create unique pairings and juxtapositions between texts and images.
The past is a continuous and inescapable part of Iranian art and culture, and examples dating from the 1970s to the present—a time of turmoil and political upheaval—are seen here. Featuring a dizzying variety of works—from painting, sculpture, and video to photography, political cartoons, and posters—this volume shows how contemporary artists appropriate and recontextualize myth and history to tell powerful new stories about life in Iran.
This catalogue traces the rise of the 3D spectacle, from the invention of the stereoscope to the present day exploring the origins of 3D formats and examining artists’ and filmmakers’ enduring fascination with virtual depth. 3D: Double Vision covers a wide range of genres, artists, and media—from sophisticated perceptual experimentation to popular cinema—and includes 3D viewing apparatuses to allow readers to fully engage in the multi-dimensional history of artistic expression.
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