Allen S. Weiss - Figure Against Form: The Dolls Of Michel Nedjar

Allen S. Weiss

Publisher K. Verlag

ISBN 9783947858316

Idea Code 21557

Monster or marvel, totem or fetish, icon or idol, every doll created by French artist Michel Nedjar is a memento mori, a lamentation. These dolls both wound and protect. They indicate those terrors, inexorable and insidious, that exist not only in the world, but also within ourselves. Each doll he creates emerges from a triple context: the accumulated doll collection in his atelier, the history of Art Brut with which he is affiliated, and the agglomeration of his own ‘poupées’, created in many styles over a period of decades. As author Allen S. Weiss writes in his expansive analysis, “The question remains, ‘What is a doll?’ And more specifically, ‘Are Nedjar’s creations even dolls?’”

136 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 20 cm, pb, English


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