Published in conjunction with the exhibition at Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, January 26-April 7, 2013.
Includes bibliographical references.
Using glass to explore a provocative range of artistic and intellectual concerns, Josiah McElheny (*1966 in Boston) produces dazzling fabricated objects that address such subjects as the nature of visual perception, the narratives of modernism, and the origin of the universe. Since 2007 he has produced a series of sculptures and a film inspired by 'The Light Club of Batavia', a 1912 text by German Expressionist writer Paul Scheerbart. This publication focuses on McElheny's 'Light Club' works, which investigate the role of glass in utopian ideas about modernist architecture.
Purchase; Alibris; 2013; 1000133113
The glass hive : Josiah McElheny's virtual histories / Tom Gunning --
The light spa in the mine : a short story / by Josiah McElheny --
Some light reading : a commentary on a short story by Josiah McElheny / Richard Fletcher --
Ornament and crime --
Chromatic modernism --
Model for a film set --
Light club --
Bruno Taut's monument to socialist spirituality --
Bruno Taut on Mies van der Rohe --
From an alternative modernity --
The 100th anniversary of the Light club of Batavia --
Crystalline landscape --
Three screens for looking at abstraction --
Walking mirrors --
The Light club of Vizcaya: a women's picture --
A note on Light club / Jeff Preiss --
Caves alight! / Jason Simon --
A short story of an art commission / Flaminia Gennari-Santori --
The Light club of Vizcaya : a women's picture / screenplay by Rachel Zolf.