Dawn Ades

Writings on Art and Anti-Art
Edited and an interview with the author by Doro Globus
Softback

Publisher: Ridinghouse 2015

ISBN: 978 1 905464 63 0

Dimensions: 24 × 17 cm | 9 1/2 × 6 3/4 in

Pages: 608 pp, 68 colour ill
£20 | $36

Arranged thematically, this collection of essays represents the breadth of Dawn Ades’s critical and curatorial interests, ranging from avant-garde poster design to the representation of the female in Mexico, but with an overarching foundation in abstraction, identity and the influence of new media.

 

As well as working as a professor and curator – which earned her an OBE for her services to art history – Ades has written on a wide range of artists since 1980. Spanning the likes of Francis Bacon, Richard Deacon, Salvador Dalí and Hannah Höch, this body of essays is ingrained with Ades’s consistently clear and intellectually stimulating observations.

 

To introduce the book, Ades is interviewed by Doro Globus who explores the writer’s relationship to curating, teaching and art history.