Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle book
Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle book
Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle book
Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle book
Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle book
Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle book
Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle book

Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle book

Pentagram, New York, New York, 2002

Description

Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle was published to accompany a major retrospective at the Guggenheim. The book documents a vast body of visual and editorial material about Barney’s work, allowing readers access to the artistic process and diverse media that resulted in his epic film cycle. Our design deliberately mixes preparatory drawings, visual research, photography, sculptures and film stills to represent the five different Cremaster films in a way that unites the artist’s use of various media. The result helps readers follow the story line of each film in a manner reflecting Barney’s own process of plotting film structure on the wall of his studio. Many of the pages echo the exact compositions that were pinned to the wall of Barney’s studio. The visual, typographic and tactile qualities of a classical encyclopedia provide an elegant interface for a perverse cosmology.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2002
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Pentagram
Art director
Abbott Miller
Designers
Roy Brooks, Abbott Miller
Production directors
Tracy Hennige (Guggenheim Museum), Elizabeth Levy (Guggenheim Museum)
Trim size
10 x 12 3/4 inches
Pages
550
Quantity printed
10,000 first edition, 8,000 second edition
Typefaces
Didot, Univers
Printer
Cantz
Binder
Cantz
Binding method
Sewn
Author
Nancy Spector
Editor
Guggenheim Museum
Publisher
Guggenheim Museum
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