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Burhan Dogançay (Bilingual) (Hardcover) (Deniz Beyazit & Edelbert Kob)

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Picture a city. You may be bringing to mind a skyline of tall buildings, steel slices of train tracks, a swarm of buses, cars, and trucks, and a flurry of pedestrians hustling to work. But if you imagine a city through the eyes of artist Burhan Dogançay, a completely different world opens up: a world of walls and insignia, of rough brickwork covered in half-ripped posters, graffiti, scribblings, messages, signs, and stickers. As this book shows, the wall was Dogançay’s passion.
Dogançay (1929–2013) was born in Istanbul and settled in New York in 1964, where he moved within the art scene around Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Taking inspiration from the visual perception of texture, place, and memory, Dogançay became famous for his wall fragments serial, “Urban Walls,” in which he recorded house walls and facades from all over the world in a variety of media, using a wide range of materials and techniques such as photography, collage, and painting. Uniting techniques of photorealism, abstraction, pop art, collage, and montage in one oeuvre, Dogançay’s works serve as archives of past decades that capture the spirit of their time.
Edition: Bilingual
Number of Pages: 129
Genre: Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Deniz Beyazit & Edelbert Kob
Language: English
Street Date: February 15, 2018
TCIN: 53270616
UPC: 9783777428871
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-5445
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