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The lost house revisited / Ed Kluz ; texts by Tim Knox & Olivia Horsfall Turner ; foreword by John Harris.

Kluz, Ed [Browse]
Uniform title:
  • London ; New York : Merrell Publishers Limited, 2017.
  • ©2017
190 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Summary note:
The artist Ed Kluz has a fascination for the sites of lost buildings. Kluz grew up in the wilds of the Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by the landscape of the past, and the sense of remoteness he felt there sparked an interest in forgotten places, such as country houses and follies. Once-celebrated houses that were abandoned to ruin, burned or deliberately destroyed have now become the haunting subject matter of his distinctive collages. Kluz is meticulous in his research. He spends hours at a site, sketching, taking photographs and generally 'getting to the heart of a place'. Then, in a process in which he likens himself to a collector of fragments or relics, he gathers all the material he can find before adding a little invention of his own to revive or re-imagine the house. His highly original works are a combination of watercolour and layer upon layer of delicate painted collage elements, the tension between colour and texture achieving a sense of depth and light. Kluz's lost houses conjure up the vanished buildings in all their pomp, perched on stark, treeless plains under threatening skies, as if briefly illuminated in the glare of lightening or the beam of an arc light.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-186) and index.
  • 185894662X (hardcover)
  • 9781858946627 (hardcover)
Other standard number:
  • 40027544873
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