One of the most continuously influential figures of the past half century, Joan Jonas (*1936) was among the first artists to embrace the forms of video, performance and installation. This extensively illustrated and authoritative book, containing hundreds of full-color images, presents the definitive collection of Jonas' work. The first career-spanning monograph of the multimedia pioneer, it covers more than 40 years of performances, films, videos, installations, texts and video sculptures. In addition to documentation of the artist's crucial projects, In the Shadow a Shadow includes individual essays by Douglas Crimp, Barbara Clausen and Johanna Burton, a major survey text by Joan Simon, texts by Joan Jonas about several of her seminal works, as well as unpublished photographs and drawings from Jonas' archives.
In the Shadow a Shadow: The Work of Joan Jonas