|Uitgeverij:||Art / Books|
|Staat van het boek:||Licht beschadigd|
A witty, dark and sensitive humour runs through Des Hughes's work. His practice is an obsessive, physical enquiry into the traditions of sculpture, rethinking conventional methods and materials. Alongside this sculptural work, textiles have also become a particularly potent aspect of his practice. His cross-stitch is self-taught and has a distinctly amateur appearance; raw edges and wonky lines of text give his sewn samplers a homespun quality. In this compelling book, the first comprehensive monograph on the quiet revolutionary at the heart of contemporary sculpture, Hughes leads the reader through the passages of his creative mind, offering a commentary on his most significant works, while texts by Stephen Feeke, Harry Thorne and Bruce Haines respond to particular aspects of the practice.