With 100 colour illustrations, this book by writer, editor and broadcaster Charlotte Mullins is the first significant survey to examine Whiteread's career to date.
Affordable, accessible and authoritative, Modern Artists are an essential reference for all those interested in contemporary British art
'She shows us the unseen, the inside-out, the parts that go unrecognised'- A.M. Homes, novelist
'Well illustrated, useful and informative' - Time Out London
Rachel Whiteread has single-handedly expanded the parameters of contemporary sculpture with her casts of the outer and inner spaces of familiar objects, sometimes in quiet monotone, sometimes in vivid jewel-like colour. She won the Turner Prize in 1993, the same year as her first large-scale public project, House, a concrete cast of a nineteenth-century terraced house in London's east end. Further site-specific projects include Holocaust Memorial in Vienna's Judenplatz and Water Tower in New York
Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963) uses materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, and rubber to mold not the object itself but the area within or around it, single-handedly expanding the parameters of contemporary sculpture in the process. This book is the first significant survey of her career and includes a new commentary on key works by the artist.
Whiteread first gained wide recognition in 1990 with Ghost, a plaster cast of the interior of an ordinary room. She won the Turner Prize in 1993, the same year as her first large-scale public project, House, a concrete cast of a 19th-century London row house. She has since completed additional site-specific projects: Holocaust Memorial in the Judenplatz, Vienna; Water Tower in New York; and Monument, installed on the empty fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, London.
Charlotte Mullins has contributed to Tate Modern Artists: Rachel Whiteread as an author. Charlotte Mullins is a writer, editor, and broadcaster.