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Marina Warner DBE in 2015 New Years Honours


‘One of the finest literary and intellectual minds at work in Britain
– Times Literary Supplement

AICA member Marina Warner receives one of the highest British Awards in recognition of her wide. ranging achievements . She is made a Dame of the British Empire for services to Higher Education and Literary Scholarship. Marina Warner is a writer of fiction, criticism and history and Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck College, University of London and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University. As well as her many works of fiction and literary criticism, she has published widely on art from contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, installation and film to Flemish and Italian Renaissance art, Victorian photography and 20th-century political drawings and prints.

In the first of two volumes published by Violette Editions are themed collections of her writings on art entitled States of Play, Telling Tales and Technologies of the Uncanny.  Volume II will investigate Metamorphoses, Gateways to the Primordial and Iconoclashes. Texts on contemporary art in the two volume-collection include interviews with Tacita Dean, Paula Rego, Lucian Freud; catalogue essays on Maggie Hambling, Helen Chadwick, Leonora Carrington,, Zarina Bhimji, Kiki Smith, Tony Oursler, Anselm Kiefer and Fischli/Weiss; articles on Anish Kapoor, Tracy Emin, Sigmar Polke, Marlene Dumas, Louise Bourgeois; a debate with Juliet Steyn and James Lingwood; stories for artists’ books by Kiki Smith and Helen Douglas; lectures on Tom and Dorothy Cross and William Kentridge.


The Symbol Gives Rise to Thought:

Writings on Art by Marina Warner Volume 1

Edited by Vivian Sky Rehberg

Introduction by Marina Warner

Violette Editions (2014)

Designed by modern activity

The first of two volumes

Paperback with jacket, 400 pages

Over 400 illustrations

27 x 19.2 cm (h x w, portrait)

ISBN 978-1-900828-39-0

£24.95 /US $40.00