Sanctuary – Britain’s Artists and their Studios
A New Year and so a New Year’s resolution to try and blog at least once per week.
The first of 2013 is book related. Sanctuary was published in 2012 by Thames and Hudson and runs to an impressive 600 pages. After picking this book up a couple of days back I haven’t been able to put it down. The list of artists is impressive as is the photography and text, one of the best art related books I’ve seen in a long time.
Here are some words from Thames and Hudson
Surveying 120 artists living and working in Britain today, from the most noteworthy to new, upcoming talent, Sanctuary offers a feast of specially commissioned photographs while following each artist through their working routines. Tony Cragg, Antony Gormley, Jenny Saville, Anish Kapoor, Mark Wallinger, Phyllida Barlow, Jane and Louise Wilson, Thomas Houseago, Tracey Emin, the Chapman Brothers, Adam Neate and many others.
In addition to individual interviews with all the artists featured in the book, three essays explore the meanings, configurations and personalities of a huge range of studio settings and environments in contemporary British art.
- ISBN 9780500977071
- 32.00 x 25.00 cm
- With over 600 colour illustrations
- First published 2012
The published price is a hefty £48.00 but can be found for a bargain price of around £27 delivered from Amazon here. At 600 pages it’s a lot of book for your money.