New book challenges relationship between fine art and architecture

02 May 2012 11:40:00

Bath Spa University’s publishing house, Wunderkammer Press launches a new book on 30 May 2012 exploring the question of painting from an architectural perspective. 

Painting with Architecture in Mind, Essays on Painting and Architecture brings together both prominent and up and coming authors to consider painting in relation to its architectural frame or display space.

The volume is edited by Ed Whittaker and Alex Landrum, and includes an exclusively produced fold-out insert by painter Brad Lochore.

The contributors consider ways in which thinking about painting (its mode of expression and form of expansion) challenge the architecturalised environment, providing a bold challenge to the preconception of the symmetrical histories of architecture and painting.

It includes the keynote paper Matisse in the Becoming – Architecture of Painting by Eric Alliez and Jean Claude Bonne, presented for the first time in English translation, and also a keynote paper from the world renowned architect and visual artist Mark Pimlott.

Other contributors include John Chilver, Alex Coles, Bernice Donszelman, Catherine Ferguson and Linda Khatir.

Co-editor and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Bath Spa University, Ed Whittaker said: "Painting with Architecture in Mind offers exciting and through-provoking debate on the subject of painting and architecture and suggests the rethinking of the terms of reference for both disciplines.

"This beautifully illustrated volume should appeal to anyone interested in not only looking at paintings, but also why they are where they are."

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