Ann Hamilton: An Inventory of Objects
By Joan Simon
Ann Hamilton: An Inventory of Objects is a major publication of the work of one of today's most important and influential artists. The book is a comprehensive catalogue of Hamilton's object-based work from 1984 to 2006. The more than 130 color plates document photographs, sculpture, video, audio and language pieces (both unique and editioned), as well as multiples and prints. Many of the objects relate to the large-scale installations for which Hamilton is internationally known.
Each object in the inventory is accompanied by a text by Joan Simon, who also contributes a significant new essay setting Hamilton's objects in critical context. The complete inventory of Hamilton's objects made over the past 20-plus years is reproduced in this essential publication, which also contains an extensive biography, bibliography and index. The book, designed by the Swedish designer Hans Cogne in conversation with Ann Hamilton, is a beautiful object in its own right and evokes many of the conceptual qualities of Hamilton's art.
Ann Hamilton: An Inventory of Objects was recognized by the AIGA as "one of the 100 examples of outstanding book and book cover design produced in 2006," as part of its 50 Books/50 Covers selections, and by Choice as one of the best academic books of the year.
Hardcover, 7 x 10.5 inches, 312 pages, 150 color images, 60 black and white images
Published November 2006