More than One: Photographs in Sequence

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Overview

The essays in More than One examine sequentiality and serialism in the practice of photography from the medium’s earliest years to the present. Contributors explore nuances of syntax and sense raised by works like photographic albums, books, thematic portfolios, journalistic photo features, and documentations of performance art.

Fully illustrated essays discuss, among other topics, the little-known volume Beyond This Point (1929), a collaborative experiment by American photographer Francis Bruguiere and London radio producer Lance Sieveking; the evolving relationship between public space and sexual self-definition in the early work of Minor White; and an important performance work by artist Ana Mendieta. The title essay surveys the social conditions and expressive motives that have given rise to serial and sequential forms throughout the history of photography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300149302
  • Publisher: Princeton University Art Museum
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel Smith is curator of photography and Kelly Baum is the Locks Curatorial Fellow for Contemporary Art, both at the Princeton University Art Museum. Peter Barberie is curator of photography at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Anne McCauley is the David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art at Princeton University. Kevin Moore is an independent scholar and curator.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Joel Smith Smith, Joel 7

More than One: Sources of Serialism Joel Smith Smith, Joel 9

Charles Marville's Seriality Peter Barberie Barberie, Peter 31

Francis Bruguiere and Lance Sieveking's Beyond This Point (1929): An Experiment in Abstract Photography, Synaesthesia, and the Cinematic Book Anne McCauley McCauley, Anne 47

Cruising and Transcendence in the Photographs of Minor White Kevin Moore Moore, Kevin 67

Shapely Shapelessness: Ana Mendieta's Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints-Face), 1972 Kelly Baum Baum, Kelly 81

Notes on the Contributors 95

Photography Credits 96

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