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The works depicted in Self-Made Worlds - some very well-known, others presented for the first time - challenge long-standing ideas about what art is and what it can be. From Le Palais Ideal, built in a small French village by the mailman Cheval, to the Hubcap Ranch by Litto Damonte of California, to Nek Chand's hundreds of human and animal sculptures made from waste and re ...more
Hardcover, 111 pages
Published June 15th 2005 by Aperture
(first published September 30th 1997)
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Jun 20, 2012 Thom Foolery rated it 4 of 5 stars
An engaging, colorful, and sympathetic look at environments and installations by various "outsider" and "visionary" artists. Whether using concrete, donated paint, coral limestone, broken pottery, discarded bottles, or other detritus of contemporary life, the untutored artists in this collection all transformed their immediate and mundane surroundings into strange, beautiful, otherworldly landscapes that challenge, inspire, and provoke. Using the alchemy of raw creativity, the folks in this book ...more