This new book in the World of Art" series surveys the dynamic developments in sculptural practice worldwide since the mid-1990s outlining major trends and identifying important and vibrant artists who are forging new paths and setting the contemporary agenda. It explores such key topics as the use of the body in sculpture the appropriation of everyday ephemera the use of light and sound as technological elements nature and ecology as dominant and pressing issues the inter-relationship of sculpture with design and other evolving fields of contemporary art and the huge impact of installation. Established artists such as Damien Hirst Jeff Koons Mariko Mori Ai Weiwei and Rachel Whiteread are featured alongside an international cross-section of promising new talent including Polly Morgan Patricia Piccinini Sopheap Pich and Anselm Reyle. With over 200 photographs displaying a huge range of sculptural works both in the gallery and on-site "Sculpture Now" offers an authoritative and highly readable look at one of the most exciting arenas of contemporary artistic practice."
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