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Author Dumbadze, Alexander Blair, 1973-

Title Bas Jan Ader : death is elsewhere / Alexander Dumbadze
Published Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource (pages . cm)
Contents Falling; 1; 2; 3; 4; Representing; 5; 6; 7; 8; Trading; 9; 10; 11; 12; Sailing; 13; 14; 15; 16; Dying; 17; 18; 19; 20; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index
Summary On July 9, 1975, Dutch-born artist Bas Jan Ader set sail from Chatham, Massachusetts, on a thirteen-foot sailboat. He was bound for Falmouth, England, on the second leg of a three-part piece titled In Search of the Miraculous. The damaged boat was found south of the western tip of Ireland nearly a year later. Ader was never seen again. Since his untimely death, Ader has achieved mythic status in the art world as a figure literally willing to die for his art. Considering the artist's legacy and concise oeuvre beyond the romantic and tragic associations that acc
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed on May 15, 2013)
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Ader, Bas Jan, 1942-1975.
Ader, Bas Jan, 1942-1975
Artists -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Artists, Architects, Photographers.
ART -- Individual Artists -- Artists' Books.
ART -- Individual Artists -- Essays.
ART -- Individual Artists -- Monographs.
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780226038674