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Wolfgang Tillmans, truth study center

Softcover, 8.9 x 11.8 in., 2.93 lb, 220 pages
US$ 29.99
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From evocative nude studies and candid personal portraits of Tony Blair to astronomical views of Venus passing over the disc of the sun, the full breadth of Wolfgang Tillmans’s world is brought together in one book for the first time. The collection includes an extensive selection of abstract works, which through their vivid colors and compositions evoke bodily as well as atmospheric sensations.

Truly Tillmans

New works from the Turner Prize–winning artist

In his third TASCHEN book, celebrated artist-photographer and winner of the 2000 Turner Prize Wolfgang Tillmans takes his exploration of the visible world to a new level. The title truth study center is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the paradox of our desire to find a universal truth and the impossibility of doing so. From evocative nude studies and candid personal portraits of Tony Blair to astronomical views of planet Venus passing over the disc of the sun, for the first time the full breadth of Tillmans’s world is brought together in one book. Also included is an extensive selection of striking new abstract works, which through their vivid colors and compositions evoke bodily as well as atmospheric sensations. From nightlife to still life, Tillmans shows us another side of the world we live in today.

Edited and designed by Tillmans himself
The artist

Wolfgang Tillmans was born in Remscheid, Germany, in 1968 and studied at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of his generation. His work, whilst appearing to capture the immediacy of the moment and character of the subject, also examines the dynamics of photographic representation. From the outset he ignored the traditional separation of art exhibited in a gallery from images and ideas conveyed through other forms of publication, giving equal weight to both. His expansive floor to ceiling installations feature images of subcultures and political movements, as well as portraits, landscapes, still lifes and abstract imagery varying in scale from postcard- to wall-sized prints. His work is in the collections of numerous international museums including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, the National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, and Tate, London, and was included in the Venice Biennale 2009. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 2000, the Hasselblad Award in 2014 and the Kaiserring der Stadt Goslar in 2018.

Wolfgang Tillmans, truth study center
Softcover, 8.9 x 11.8 in., 2.93 lb, 220 pages
Wolfgang Tillmans, truth study center
Wolfgang Tillmans, truth study center
US$ 29.99
Wolfgang Tillmans, truth study center
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