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Tristan Manco

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Showcases forty-five artists who are pushing the boundaries of scale to create works of staggering skill and audacity

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In this follow-up to the bestselling Raw + Material = Art, Tristan Manco reveals international artists who are exploring extremes of scale and making us look at the world in new ways: from Lilian Bourgeat, who conjures a theatrical arena with his oversized everyday objects, to Takahiro Iwasaki, who transports us into a miniature world that reflects our own, to Leandro Erlich’s dizzying ‘house’ in Dalston, London.

The artists are all highly innovative in their choice of materials, which include fog (Fujiko Nakaya), crayons and pencils (Diem Chau), leaves (Lorenzo Manuel Durán), inflatables (Choi Jeong-Hwa), salt (Motoi Yamamoto) and digital media (Yang Yongliang).

Stylishly designed and highly accessible, this book will appeal to artists, designers and anyone interested in creative approaches to form, medium and technique.

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'These artworks that play with perspective will bend your eyes and your mind'

'Astounding artworks … provokes questions and arguments, as well as offering fresh perspectives on the ever enigmatic art world'

'A superbly chosen selection which will only increase the reputation of author Manco, already the world’s leading authority on street art'
EDP Weekend

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Book Details

Format: Quarterbound/PLC (no jacket)

Size: 31.0 x 26.0 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Illustrations: 288

Publication date: 8 September 2014

ISBN: 9780500239223

Contents List

Contents • Introduction: A Sense of Scale • Introduction – Big Art • Boa Mistura • Lilian Bourgeat • Brent Christensen • Janet Echelman • Leandro Erlich • Jean-Francois Fourtou • Katharina Grosse • Jason Hackenwerth • Theo Jansen • Choi Jeong-Hwa • José Lerma • Fujiko Nakaya • Penique Productions • Kurt Perschke • Jaume Plensa • Nikolay Polissky • Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada • Adrián Villar Rojas • Tomás Saraceno • Nike Savvas • Doug and Mike Starn • Jason deCaires Taylor • Pascale Marthine Tayou • Motoi Yamamoto • Websites, Bibliography and Credits Introduction - Small Art • Alberto Baraya • Diem Chau • Nguyen Hùng Cuong • Brock Davis • David DiMichele • Thomas Doyle • Lorenzo Manuel • Durán Evol • Joe Fig • Nancy Fouts • Takahiro Iwasaki • Luke Jerram • Nicolás Labadia • Guy Laramée • Nadín Ospina • Liliana Porter • Klari Reis • Egied Simons • Iori Tomita • Yin Xiuzhen • Yang Yongliang

About the Author

Tristan Manco is a graphic designer based in Hove, England, and pioneering author of books on the graffiti and the international street art scenes. He has published multiple books with Thames and Hudson, including Street Logos, Graffiti Brasil, Street Sketchbook: Journeys, Big Art / Small Art and Make Your Mark.

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