Big Art Small Art

Big Art / Small Art

  1. Tristan Manco
  • ISBN 9780500239223
  • 31.00 x 26.00 cm
  • Quarter bound/PLC (no jacket)
  • 256pp
  • 288 Illustrations, 257 in colour
  • First published 2014

Showcases forty-five artists who are pushing the boundaries of scale to create works of staggering skill and audacity

‘These artworks that play with perspective will bend your eyes and your mind’ – The Guardian
‘Astounding artworks … provokes questions and arguments, as well as offering fresh perspectives on the ever enigmatic art world’– HungerTV.com
'… a superbly chosen selection which will only increase the reputation of author Manco, already the world’s leading authority on street art’– EDP Weekend

Big Art Small Art

In this follow-up to the bestselling Raw + Material = Art, Tristan Manco reveals international artists who are exploring extremes of scale and making us look at the world in new ways: from Lilian Bourgeat, who conjures a theatrical arena with his oversized everyday objects, to Takahiro Iwasaki, who transports us into a miniature world that reflects our own, to Leandro Erlich’s dizzying ‘house’ in Dalston, London.

Big Art Small Art

The artists are all highly innovative in their choice of materials, which include fog (Fujiko Nakaya), crayons and pencils (Diem Chau), leaves (Lorenzo Manuel Durán), inflatables (Choi Jeong-Hwa), salt (Motoi Yamamoto) and digital media (Yang Yongliang).

Stylishly designed and highly accessible, this book will appeal to artists, designers and anyone interested in creative approaches to form, medium and technique.

Tristan Manco is the leading commentator on street art and has carved a reputation for championing lesser-known artists at the forefront of cutting-edge design. He is the author of many bestselling books, including Street Sketchbook, Street Sketchbook Journeys, Stencil Graffiti, Street Logos and Raw + Material = Art, all published by Thames & Hudson.