Burhan Dogancay: Fifty Years of Urban Walls

Burhan Dogancay: Fifty Years of Urban Walls

Description

Since the early 1960s, Burhan Dogancay has followed the social, cultural and political transformation of modern and contemporary culture through an examination of walls, which serve as templates for his art. "Walls are mirrors of society," he says. "From a wall, you can tell a lot about the people, the neighbourhood. I made an archive of our time. Whenever elections or important events happened in a country, I'd go." Walls serve as a testament to the passage of time, reflecting social, political and economic change. They also bear witness to the assault of the elements and to the markings left by people. No other artist has explored urban walls as thoroughly and with the same passion as Dogancay. This catalogue contains 126 illustrations of all the large and small-scale works on canvas from the exhibition, in different media, including collages and installations, all drawn from fourteen different series in the artist's oeuvre.


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Details

Author(s)
Richard Vine, Levent Calikoglu, Clive Giboire, Brandon Taylor
Format
Hardback | 320 pages
Dimensions
235 x 275 x 33.02mm | 1,905.09g
Publication date
13 Jun 2012
Publisher
PRESTEL
Publication City/Country
Munich, Germany
Language
English
Illustrations note
187 Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
3791352199
ISBN13
9783791352190