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Phaidon, 1995 - Art - 144 pages
In 1993 Rachel Whiteread created a work of art which was hailed as one of the greatest public sculptures made by an English artist in the twentieth century. Whiteread's concrete and plaster cast of an entire house in the East End of London attracted equal measures of praise, wonder and controversy. Her monumental sculpture, on view when she won the Turner Prize, attracted some 3,000 visitors a day before it was demolished in January 1994. This book is made in collaboration with the Artangel Trust and provides a unique document of this remarkable work.

Photographs and working drawings chart House's progress from construction to demolition. Six distinguished authors contribute their responses and the book also surveys the whole spectrum of critical reaction to the work.

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Rachel Whiteread is one of my favorite artists. She takes a unique look at the world by examining the spaces left behind, such as the underside of a chair and creating artwork around that. In 1993 she ... Read full review

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Rachel Whiteread was born in 1963 in London, where she is currently based. Her castings of negative space have earned her numerous awards, including the Turner Prize, and exhibitions at major international institutions.

Jon Bird is Professor of Art and Critical Theory at Middlesex University and a tutor in the Theory Department at the Jan van Eyck Acadamie, Maastricht.