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Kings in Their Castles: Photographs of Queer Men at Home
     

Kings in Their Castles: Photographs of Queer Men at Home

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by Tom Atwood
 

Kings in Their Castles, a collective portrait of the gay urban community in America, offers a personal view of some of our leading artists, writers, filmmakers, composers, musicians, and designers. Among the celebrities Atwood photographs in their playful, revealing homes are Edward Albee, Todd Oldham, John Waters, Ross Bleckner, Joel Schumacher, Junior

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Kings in Their Castles, a collective portrait of the gay urban community in America, offers a personal view of some of our leading artists, writers, filmmakers, composers, musicians, and designers. Among the celebrities Atwood photographs in their playful, revealing homes are Edward Albee, Todd Oldham, John Waters, Ross Bleckner, Joel Schumacher, Junior Vasquez, Michael Cunningham, Simon Doonan, Andrew Solomon, Ned Rorem, James Dale, David Del Tredici, Tommy Tune, John Ashbery, Edmund White, and John Bartlett. Atwood also documents the bohemians, beatniks, mavericks, and iconoclasts, an urban community that is slowly disappearing. Capturing whimsical, intimate moments of daily life and portraying the complexity and diversity of this loosely linked society, Atwood reveals some of the most intriguing characters and homes in gay America. These beautiful fine art prints—shifting between the pictorial and the theatrical—become both a witness and a celebration.

Photographer of Year, Worldwide Photo Gala Awards

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Refreshing clarity and modesty.”—New Yorker

“Like a modern-day Gainsborough, [Atwood] allows the details of an environment to illuminate and suggest things about the personality inhabiting it. Along the way, he’s become privy to the weird and wonderful cribs of many of today’s most intriguing gay personalities.”—Genre

“Marvelous photographs that capture our idiosyncrasies and obsessions.”—Tony Kushner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299211509
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
09/07/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Atwood is an award-winning photographer based in Los Angeles. Atwood’s work has been featured in dozens of publications; exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami; and has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the George Eastman House, and the International Museum of Photography and Film.

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Kings in Their Castles: Photographs of Queer Men at Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful photographs!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This isn't typically my genre of book but I read a very favorable review in the New York Times, and my curiosity was piqued. What I found was a thoughtful, provoking, evocatively-depicted cross-section of the gay community in its most natural setting: home. A visual backdrop that has always fascinated me--for how much it reveals with so little being shown--Tom Atwood has masterfully captured his subjects with dignity, humor, poise, and, inescapably, truth. A highly recommended addition to any coffee table...regardless of orientation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gorgeous portraits - full of emotion and complexity. I originally bought this book because I was interested in the fashion celebs - Todd Oldham, As Four, Simon Doonan, John Bartlett, etc, but all the other celebrities in the book - John Waters, Edward Albee, Michael Cunninham - certainly don't hurt, either.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A compelling, gorgeous book - totally unique. Gay and straight readers alike will be captivated by the interior images so beautifully displayed in this newly published addition to the photography genre. While by no means a book on interior design, the spaces depicted will be a source of fascination to readers who delight in viewing interesting homes. The human subjects, too, are intriguing. Alternately calm and kooky, they don't dominate the photographs, but are essential to the composition. A thrilling read. (Or, rather, experience.)