Turner Prize 2005
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Publication Date: December 1, 2005
  • Price: $35.00
  • Trim Size: 8 14 x 10 58
  • ISBN: 978-1-85437-618-3
  • EAN: 9781854376183
  • Page Count: 204
  • Illustrations: More than 200 illustrations, 224 pages, 8 14 x 10 58, 224 pages, 8.25x10.625"
  • Format: Paperback

Since 1984 the Turner Prize has been instrumental in bringing about a sea change in the attitude and awareness of the public to contemporary art. No other prize has provoked so much controversy or critical debate. Pickled cows, unmade beds, and winking lightbulbs have grabbed the headlines and dominated the debate in recent years. This updated edition of The Turner Prize offers a concise survey of the most influential British artists of the past two decades, including Damien Hirst, Chris Ofili, Rachel Whiteread, and Jeremy Deller. Each winner and short-listed artist from each year of the Prize, including those nominated in 2005, is represented by a short illustrated essay, including a discussion of their career to date, and full-color reproductions of their work. This unique guide provides an invaluable reference for all those seeking a better understanding of contemporary art.

About the author

Virginia Button was curator of the Turner Prize exhibition between 1993 and 1998.