Ruin Lust

Ruin Lust Ruin Lust offers a guide to the mournful thrilling comic and perverse uses of ruins in art from the th century to the present day This book which accompanied a major Tate Britain exhibition inc

  • Title: Ruin Lust
  • Author: Brian Dillon
  • ISBN: 9781849763011
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ruin Lust offers a guide to the mournful, thrilling, comic, and perverse uses of ruins in art from the 17th century to the present day This book, which accompanied a major Tate Britain exhibition, includes than 100 works by artists such as J M W Turner, John Constable, John Martin, Eduardo Paolozzi, Paul Nash, and Rachel Whiteread Beginning in the midst of the craRuin Lust offers a guide to the mournful, thrilling, comic, and perverse uses of ruins in art from the 17th century to the present day This book, which accompanied a major Tate Britain exhibition, includes than 100 works by artists such as J M W Turner, John Constable, John Martin, Eduardo Paolozzi, Paul Nash, and Rachel Whiteread Beginning in the midst of the craze that sent artists, writers, architects, and tourists in search of ruins and picturesque landscapes in the 18th century, it shows how ruins have continued to be a source of visual and emo tional fascination at particular historical moments Thoroughly illustrated, Ruin Lust explores how ruin has become a way of thinking about art itself and its connection to both the past and the future.

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    About “Brian Dillon

    • Brian Dillon

      BRIAN DILLON was born in Dublin in 1969 His books include Objects in This Mirror Essays Sternberg Press, 2014 , Sanctuary Sternberg Press, 2011 , Ruins MIT Press Whitechapel Gallery, 2011 , Tormented Hope Nine Hypochondriac Lives Penguin, 2009 and In the Dark Room Penguin 2005.His writing appears regularly in the Guardian, the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, Artforum and frieze Dillon is reader in critical writing at the Royal College of Art, and UK editor of Cabinet magazine He is working on a book about the Great Explosion at Faversham in 1916.

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    • Well-curated overview of the subject of architectural ruins in fine art from the Romantic era to the present. Tied to an exhibition at Tate Britain. Offers historic, textual and visual analysis. The shortness of the text means that it remains accessible, while still being clearly well-researched. To anyone interested in eco-criticism, land art or urban studies, this is a good introduction to the role of the ruin in art and culture. Has the added bonus of being a very aesthetically pleasing book, [...]


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