Author(s): Alexandra Harris
In 2018 the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts will host major exhibitions of the work of Tacita Dean. Each will provide a different encounter with her art. This book brings together new and existing works from all three exhibitions - LANDSCAPE, PORTRAIT, STILL LIFE - with texts offering a unique insight into Dean's work by leading writers including Alexandra Harris, Alan Hollinghurst and Ali Smith. Published at a particularly prolific period for Dean, this book provides a new and authoritative view of a hugely influential artist who has been at the forefront of British art for over twenty years. The volume is published with three different covers.
Alexandra Harris is Professor of English at the University of Liverpool and author of Weatherland: Artists and Writers under English Skies (2016). Ali Smith CBE is an author and novelist. Her latest books are How to be Both (2015) and Autumn (2016). Alan Hollinghurst won the 2004 Man Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty (2005). His latest book is The Sparsholt Affair (2017).