John Smith

John Smith

Edited by Tanya Leighton and Kathrin Meyer

Distributed for Sternberg Press

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Summary

This comprehensive new monograph on the influential British artist-filmmaker—renown for his playful and formally ingenious subversion of the everyday world—contains essays by Ian Christie, Martin Herbert, Kathrin Meyer, and Ethan de Seife.

Herbert's text provides an incisive overview of Smith's work over the past four decades while Christie examines Smith's oeuvre within the context of English eccentricity. Meyer's essay discusses Smith's film The Black Tower in relation to absence and abstraction while de Seife looks at cinematic scale through the prism of Smith's Gargantuan.

The publication includes a complete fully illustrated filmography spanning 84 pages, with images and synopses from nearly fifty film and video works made between 1972 and 2012.

Copublished with Mousse Publishing

ContributorsIan Christie, Martin Herbert, Kathrin Meyer, and Ethan de Seife

Hardcover

$42.00 T ISBN: 9783943365603 236 pp. | 6.25 in x 9.5 in 178 color illus., 25 b&w illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.

Editors

Tanya Leighton

Kathrin Meyer