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Bill Viola: The Passions

Edited by John Walsh
Essays by Peter Sellars and John Walsh
A conversation between Hans Belting and Bill Viola
Sources and notes on the works by Bill Viola
Visual documentation by Kira Perov

Bill Viola: The Passions explores the genesis and meaning of this extraordinary suite of works and examines the intellectual and spiritual concerns that have preoccupied Viola over the years and formed the foundation of his life's work.

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Representing the Passions
Representing the Passions: Histories, Bodies, Visions

Getty Research Institute Issues & Debates series
Edited by Richard Meyer

In 13 essays, including visual essays by contemporary artists such as Bill Viola, this 312-page book traces how our ideas of the passions, of extravagant emotions such as joy, sorrow, fear, and wonder, have both shaped and been shaped by representation from classical antiquity to the present.

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