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Dubuffet as Architect
By Elaine Briggs (trans), Daniel Abadie and Bernard Wooding (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hazan Editeur
Publication date November 14, 2011
Pages 191
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780300176612
ISBN-10 0300176619
Dimensions 0.75 by 9.50 by 11 in.
Weight 2.64 lbs.
Published in Europe
Original list price $40.00
Other format details university press
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As the champion of "Art Brut," the artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) is remembered foremost as a painter. Yet his creative instinct extended far beyond the parameters of paint. Later in his life, in 1965, his interest in architecture was sparked by a commission for two large-scale paintings for the University of Nanterre in Paris. Although he ultimately abandoned that project, he became intrigued by the idea of producing large works in a more enduring format, capable of withstanding the elements. He experimented with different media in search of a solution, producing works in ceramic, concrete, and eventually plastic resin. 

The large size and relief surface of his 1967 Mur Bleu (Blue Wall) catapulted his painting into the third dimension in a big way. Many commissions followed, and today Dubuffet's massive architectural forms grace several cities across the globe. The artist did not intend for these structures to be mere supports for his paintings; he meant for them to give his work architectural space. His efforts in this area earned him the medal of the American Institute of Architects in 1982. These stunningly inventive and playful works stand as a testament to Dubuffet's desire to expand his practice through new materials and techniques—and even into new dimensions. Dubuffet as Architect is the first published account of this little-known aspect of this artist's work.

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With Bernard Wooding (other contributor), Elaine Briggs (other contributor) | from Hazan Editeur (November 14, 2011)
9780300176612 | details & prices | 191 pages | 9.50 × 11.00 × 0.75 in. | 2.64 lbs | List price $40.00
About: As the champion of "Art Brut," the artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) is remembered foremost as a painter.
from Gardners Books (March 29, 2011)
9782754105439 | details & prices | 168 pages | List price $44.20
About: As the champion of "Art Brut," the artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) is remembered foremost as a painter.

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