The Funk & Wag From A To Z by Mel Chin

Full Title: The Funk & Wag From A To Z
Author/Editor(s): Mel Chin
ISBN: 0300204507, 9780300204506
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published Place: New Haven
Published/Copyright Year: 2014
Language: English
Number of pages: 328 (328 pages)
Chin, Mel, > 1951- > Funk & Wag From A To Z
Collage > United States
Conceptual Art > United States
Poetry And The Arts > United States

This striking, oversized book, designed to evoke encyclopaedias, is a highly creative amalgam of collage with a political bent and poetry. From 2011 to 2012, American artist Mel Chin (b. 1951) extracted all of the images from a twenty-five-volume set of Funk & Wagnall's 'Universal Standard Encyclopedia' (ca. 1953-56) and began visually re-editing. Thousands of images rendered by photomechanical reproduction that served a populist, mid-century encyclopaedia are reconfigured with 21st-century hindsight and idiosyncratic connections that convey social and artistic commentaries. Surrealism, humour, sarcasm, politics, history and beauty permeate these sometimes raucous, often confounding, but consistently stunning images. Over 500 black-and-white collages are accompanied by twenty-five poems, one per encyclopaedia volume, commissioned by Chin and author Nick Flynn specifically for this publication. Writers range from the well-known to the surprising. This book offers mischievous fun with pointed commentary and hilarity.

ISBNPlus ID: COL.VX22.107235-data_008-2507313
Other ID: 862098479(OCLC);869726465(OCLC)
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: N6868.5.C62 C45 2014
Dewey Decimal: 709.0407
Released Date: 20140825

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APA Style:
Chin, M. (2014). The Funk & Wag From A To Z. New Haven: Yale University Press.

MLA Style:
Chin, Mel. The Funk & Wag From A To Z. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. Print.

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Chin, Mel. The Funk & Wag From A To Z. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014.