Absolute Wilson: The Biography
288 Pages. 400 Color Illustrations
Katharina Otto-Bernstein: Author

Enhanced with some 400 color drawings and photographs, this comprehensive and lavishly illustrated book is an intimate portrait of the avant-garde visionary, artist and stage designer/director Robert Wilson.

Documentary filmmaker and writer Katharina Otto-Bernstein was granted unprecedented access to the influential and controversial creator.

Otto-Bernstein traces Wilsonís career from his Texas childhood to his present-day studio, the Watermill Center, on Long Island, Wilsonís famous "Think Tank." She examines the artistís creative process and unconventional techniques, reveals how he chooses his collaborators and documents their often-turbulent relationships. Additional interviews with Wilsonís family members, friends and colleagues, including Philip Glass, David Byrne, Jessye Norman, Susan Sontag, John Rockwell and Joseph Volpe, round out this refreshingly honest and insightful look at an important artist and his work. Absolute Wilson is a definitively informed and informative, 288-page introduction to one of the most influential and talented men working in the arts today. Published by Prestel Books