Not just a compilation of Jeff Wall’s work, the texts of this book provide ample food for thought. As 2007 is the year of the Jeff Wall traveling retrospective, this book makes for a perfect companion to the exhibit. Wall's huge colour transparencies mounted on light boxes are a feast of details for the eyes and the mind that processes the images. The many details are all part of carefully executed compositions that are harmonious arrangements of the artist’s vision, sometimes referencing previous works by other artists. An essay by Peter Galassi is followed by an interview with Wall conducted by James Rondeau, curator at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Hardcover, 168 pages. Museum of Modern Art 2007. $31.50 at Amazon.