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Dispossession
     

Dispossession

by Lynn Stern, Donald B. Kuspit (Other)
 
Dispossession. Photographs by Lynn Stern. Essay by Donald Kuspit. Starkness, unswerving focus, and cryptic intensity form the essence of Lynn Stern's work. While initially shocking, her images of skulls and death masks are mysteriously inviting, due to their vibrant luminosity and Stern's powerful identification with her subject. 35 blackandwhite tritone photographs,

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Dispossession. Photographs by Lynn Stern. Essay by Donald Kuspit. Starkness, unswerving focus, and cryptic intensity form the essence of Lynn Stern's work. While initially shocking, her images of skulls and death masks are mysteriously inviting, due to their vibrant luminosity and Stern's powerful identification with her subject. 35 blackandwhite tritone photographs, 10 X 12, 64 pages. Hardcover.

"Lynn Stern's images are not about what they are of. Deeply sensual yet rigorously formal, her "Whiteness" work investigates the relationship in photography between literal and metaphorical content."

A.D. Coleman

"The history of art is perfectly charnel, dense as a graveyard, with images that enjoin the viewer to remember the imminence of death: vanitas, danses macabres, gisants, spectral emanations, calaveras. Stern's work, with its creepy delicacy, inserts itself into this bold tradition."

The Art Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893816261
Publisher:
Aperture Foundation
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 12.59(h) x 0.61(d)

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