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The Precarious: The Art and Poetry of Cecilia Vicuna / Vicuna, Cecilia. Esther Allen, tr. QUIPOem. Two books in one (Wesleyan Poetry)
Internationally acclaimed as a poet and visual artist, Cecilia Vicuna is also a political activist and founding member of Artists for Democracy. Since the mid-60s, she has worked with abandoned materials and rubbish to create works of art she calls "precarios"--fragile constructions of string, bark, pebbles: small boats left floating in city puddles, handwoven nets strung ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published December 15th 1997 by Wesleyan University Press
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Dec 27, 2007 Melanie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who swoon at the etymological connection between text and textiles
Recommended to Melanie by: amber
This book is fantastic! Vicuna's poetry and visual art are most effective when experienced in juxtaposition the way they are in QUIPOem, and the critical essays and bizarro interviews in The Precarious enrich her work by exploring it conceptually and culturally. For me, Vicuna's work is as exciting to read about as it is to read and view in itself, which is why the 2-books-in-1 format works so well.