William Kentridge: Triumphs & Laments



ISBN: 9783960981817 Category:

Carlos Basualdo


A publication to celebrate the monumental frieze created by William Kentridge on the banks of the river Tiber.

Triumphs and Laments is not only a celebration of William Kentridge’s monumental frieze drawn along the banks of the River Tiber in Rome and the performance which inaugurated it, but a guide to one of his most memorable and ambitious projects. Designed with the early Baedekers in mind, this bilingual book acts as an essential component to viewing Kentridge’s erased-graffiti figures and understanding the process of their creation, with useful foldouts, a poster, and a leporello of the frieze to accompany the texts. These include a conversation between Carlos Basualdo and the artist, and two essays by Salvatore Settis and Gabriele Guercio that explore the meaning behind the work and its resonance with the millennia-long history of the city of Rome.

Additional information

Weight 577 g
Dimensions 14 x 19.6 cm
Publisher name Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Publication date 1 June 2018
Number of pages 300
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14 x 19.6 cm
Weight 577 g
Carlos Basualdo is the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. William Kentridge is a world-renowned South African artist.