Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held at Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York May 9- July 11, 2008. "Robert Therrien takes ordinary objects and makes them unfamiliar, removing functionality to reveal metaphoric associations in them. Such works include his series of monumental tables and chairs, giant-sized stacks of pots, plates and bowls, and fifteen-foot fake beards hanging on their stands, among other works. Expertly photographed, with an insightful interview by art historian and theorist Norman Bryson, this is the first major book to examine Therrien’s unique body of work." -- publisher's statement. Essay by Margit Rowell.