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Nature Morte: Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition Hardcover – 21 Oct 2013

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 01 edition (21 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500239061
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500239063
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 3 x 28.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lively ... a cabinet of curiosities, both beautiful and weird. --Peter Conrad, The Observer

Proving that there's still life in the tradition of still life ... extravagantly illustrated. --Time Out

A daring, convincing and completely on-point collection of modern still-life ... Michael Petry's commentary is perfect throughout. --fad website.com

Nature Morte provides those with a love of rotting flesh, creepy Christian dogma and all things decrepit, disturbing and decaying an indulgent collection of beautiful underworldly delights. --Dazed Digital

Thought-provoking and richly visual ... visually stunning and timely book --Artdaily.com

Beautifully illustrated book. --Crafts

Puts contemporary still-life back on its pedestal. --Art Quarterly

The Old Masters have had a makeover. --The Daily Telegraph

The still-life medium gets a makeover ... full of images by star names. --Elle Decoration

Highlights the rich tradition that looms behind even the starkest conceptual art. --World of Interiors

The publishers have created a sumptuous book ... gives us a real insight into how artists think and interpret this very real theme. --Gazette & Herald (Ryedale)

Puts contemporary still-life back on its pedestal. --Art Quarterly

The Old Masters have had a makeover. --The Daily Telegraph

The still-life medium gets a makeover ... full of images by star names. --Elle Decoration

About the Author

Michael Petry is Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, London.



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