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The Resource The essential Paul Laffoley : works from the Boston visionary cell, edited by Douglas Walla

The essential Paul Laffoley : works from the Boston visionary cell, edited by Douglas Walla

Label
The essential Paul Laffoley : works from the Boston visionary cell
Title
The essential Paul Laffoley
Title remainder
works from the Boston visionary cell
Statement of responsibility
edited by Douglas Walla
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Laffoley, who once worked for Frederick Kiesler and Andy Warhol, emerged in recent years as one of the leading visionary artists of our time. Lavishly illustrated, The Essential Paul Laffoley documents the evolution of his unique intellectual, spiritual, and artistic approaches. Living and working in a tiny space in Boston he called the "Boston Visionary Cell," Laffoley became best known for his large mandala-like paintings filled with symbols and texts. Their titles range from the paranormal and arcane, such as The Ectoplasmic Man and The Sexuality of Robots, to the organic, as with Das Urpflanze Haus, to the erudite, including De Rerum Natura, a reference to the Roman poet Lucretius. Whether focused on working with plants to create living architecture or centered on the process of alchemy, these detailed, brilliantly colored works reflect Laffoley's utopian hopes and transdisciplinary interests: throughout, he aimed to unite the boundless freedom of human imagination with the mathematical precision of the physical world. Nearly one hundred of Laffoley's works are showcased here along with his accompanying "thought-forms," texts specific to each painting that comment on its particular content. Together with an introduction by editor and gallerist Douglas Walla, a biography by fellow artist Steven Moskowitz, and essays by scholars Linda Dalrymple Henderson and Arielle Saiber, this book is a long-awaited celebration of the theories, writings, and artworks of an extraordinary mind
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
709.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
N6537.L335
LC item number
E87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1935-2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Walla, Douglas
  • Laffoley, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laffoley, Paul
  • Laffoley, Paul
  • Art, Modern
  • Art, Modern
Label
The essential Paul Laffoley : works from the Boston visionary cell, edited by Douglas Walla
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-304)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The navigator / Douglas Walla -- A brush with complexity / Steve Moskowitz -- Laffoley and Dante's other worlds / Arielle Saiber -- Paul Laffoley and dimensionality: visionary painting as a system of knowledge / Linda Dalrymple Henderson -- Works from the Boston visionary cell and accompanying thought-forms / Paul Laffoley
Control code
ocn910009335
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
x, 304 pages
Isbn
9780226315416
Lccn
2015018765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026029641
System control number
(OCoLC)910009335
Label
The essential Paul Laffoley : works from the Boston visionary cell, edited by Douglas Walla
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-304)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The navigator / Douglas Walla -- A brush with complexity / Steve Moskowitz -- Laffoley and Dante's other worlds / Arielle Saiber -- Paul Laffoley and dimensionality: visionary painting as a system of knowledge / Linda Dalrymple Henderson -- Works from the Boston visionary cell and accompanying thought-forms / Paul Laffoley
Control code
ocn910009335
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
x, 304 pages
Isbn
9780226315416
Lccn
2015018765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026029641
System control number
(OCoLC)910009335

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