Phyllida Barlow: folly
The Phyllida Barlow: folly book commemorates this Royal Academician's ambitious installation for the British Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. Barlow is best known for her colossal sculptural projects, however this volume offers an intimate insight into this commission. Excerpts from her own diary takes the reader deep into Barlow's mind and work as she conceives and executes her final vision.
|No. of Pages||128|
|No. of Illustrations||Throughout|
|Dimensions||21 x 2.2 x 15cm|
|Fabric & material||Hardback|
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She has called this, her latest and greatest work, folly. With its emptied-out columns, bashed-up stacks of shapes resembling grand-piano lids, and heaps of debris seemingly left over from some mass protest, you could read it as a vision of the wreck of modern Britain. She has, she said, always made her art "as if a storm were coming". Now, perhaps, is truly her time.
Charlotte Higgins, The Guardian.
See Phyllida Barlow introduce folly in this video from British Council Arts:
Phyllida Barlow: folly is illustrated throughout its 128 pages with vivid images of her striking constructions.