The WORD Is Art: The Global Use of Language in Contemporary Art
Publisher Thames & Hudson just dropped ‘The Word is Art’, a visual tour de force of lettering, psycholinguistics and the relationship between text, art and media.
The Word is Art takes a deep dive into the visual power of language. Compiled by the Texan-born, London-based maestro Michael Petry, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in London, this excellent new book examines art by Prouvost, Barbara Kruger, Glenn Ligon, Ed Ruscha, and other text-slinging visionaries who use words as a transmission mechanism for aesthetics.
In the digital age, text becomes information, and information is knowledge…and power. WORD Is Art analyzes how our words relate to thoughts and to the world around us and reveals what this tells us about our psycho-epistemology. Put another way, the author probes the mystery of human consciousness by examining how we intermingle media, words and art. What does a peculiar syntax tell us about ourselves? What is semantics all about? Why are some slogans subversive? How do we incorporate words as art and vice versa?
This seminal book explores the workings of language and its connections to cognition, perception, visual culture, advertising/marketing, memetics and theories of human nature. It will expand your awareness of the ABCs of art and will make you use your noodle in new and unexpected ways! Thank you, Michael Petry!
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