9.5 x 12 inches
I feel like I could share some exciting new Steidl publication almost every week. The German publisher has been having a banner 2015 so far, with books from Cartier-Bresson, Eggleston, Parks, and Teller. While all of these are photo books, this volume is something for fans of the brutal and humungous works (in both size and scope) of Richard Serra. "Instead of retracing Serra's career chronologically, as is usual in the artist's exhibition catalogues, this book comprises eight thematic chapters that do not aim to investigate all of his work. Rather, this organization facilitates a closer examination of the development of specific bodies of work and thereby a fresh understanding of Serra's overall oeuvre. Each chapter is built around the works shown at the QMA Gallery and Alriwaq Doha, as well as 7, installed in MIA Park in Doha in 2011, and East-West/West-East, installed in 2014 at a site chosen by the artist in the Brouq Nature Reserve near Zekreet."