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Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture

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This huge book nearly 700 pages long is the largest on contemporary sculpture yet to appear. It is itself an object. The title itself refers to H. G. Wells’s eponymous novel which envisioned the future and was a surprisingly accurate prophecy reflecting the author’s own time. That book inspired Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which a great monolith is an iconic but enigmatic sculptural presence. This new book opens with an enormous, standing monolithic Styrofoam sculpture of a videocassette of 2001 and, like the Wells book, seeks to explore how sculpture will evolve in the coming decades.

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ISBN-13: 978-0847832538

684 pages, numerous illustrations, 29,5 × 29,5 cm, hardcover, English

Jonathan Cape, Londen, 2009

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