Ann Hamilton: An Inventory of Objects
Ann Hamilton: An Inventory of Objects is a major publication of the work of one of today’s most important and influential artists. The book is a comprehensive catalogue of Hamilton’s (born 1956) object-based work from 1984 to 2006. The more than 130 color plates document photographs, sculpture, video, audio and language pieces (both unique and editioned), as well as multiples and prints. Many of the objects relate to the large-scale installations for which Hamilton is internationally known. Each object in the inventory is accompanied by a text by Joan Simon, who also contributes a significant new essay setting Hamilton’s objects in critical context.
The complete inventory of Hamilton’s objects from this 20-plus year period is reproduced in this essential publication, which also contains an extensive biography, bibliography and index. The book, designed by the Swedish designer Hans Cogne in conjunction with Ann Hamilton, is a beautiful object in its own right and evokes many of the conceptual qualities of Hamilton’s art.