Photo Art

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More adventurous in scope than other comparable compendiums, Photo Art is a vast critical survey of contemporary conceptual-oriented photography. It particularly addresses the work of artists emerging in Western and Eastern Europe--many of whom will be new to American audiences--and presents critical contexts for their work in accompanying essays. Gathering more than 120 image-makers from around the globe, this luscious compendium reads like an international art fair between covers, with the work of artists to ...
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Overview

More adventurous in scope than other comparable compendiums, Photo Art is a vast critical survey of contemporary conceptual-oriented photography. It particularly addresses the work of artists emerging in Western and Eastern Europe--many of whom will be new to American audiences--and presents critical contexts for their work in accompanying essays. Gathering more than 120 image-makers from around the globe, this luscious compendium reads like an international art fair between covers, with the work of artists to watch now and in the future, from established figures to representatives of the newest generation. Among the artists featured here are Roy Arden, the Atlas Group, Seung Woo Back, Richard Billingham, Gerard Byrne, Claude Closky, Natalie Czech, Tacita Dean, Luc Delahaye, Ruud van Empel, J.H. Engstrom, Charles Freger, Stephen Gill, G.R.A.M., Beate Gutschow, Jitka Hanzlova, Annika von Hausswolff, Michael Janiszewski, Aglaia Konrad, Justine Kurland, An-My Le, Jochen Lempert, Zbigniew Libera, Hellen van Meene, Multiplicity, Wangechi Mutu, Mika Ninagawa, Arno Nollen, Gabor Osz, Peter Piller, Xavier Ribas, Torbj0rn R0dland, Anri Sala, Jules Spinatsch, Eve Sussman, Alec Soth, Santiago Sierra, Janaina Tschape, Jens Ullrich, Santos R. Vasquez, Qingsong Wang, Michael Wesely, Yang Fudong and Takashi Yasumura. Each artist's work is given a generous four-page spread, and many of these are embellished with installation views, book layouts and shots of artist's websites. Essays by 20 of the world's top international curators and theorists, including Uta Grosenick and Thomas Seelig, along with a glossary of important technical and theoretical terms, make this a definitive and essential volume.
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Editorial Reviews

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This critical sampler of contemporary, conceptual photographs by 120 photographers from across the globe features well-established artists such as Richard Billingham and Takashi Homma as well as up-and-comers like Beate Gütschow and Barbara Probst. Each entry contains an essay about the artist and three pages of the photographer's images. In the introductory text, Paolo Bianchi credits Silvio Vietta for the key elements to understanding the language of contemporary photography-imagination, emotion, memory, association, and sensation-around which he organizes his essay. Sixteen esteemed international curators and scholars, including Grosenick (editor, Art Now) and Seelig (curator, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland), have contributed accompanying essays. In addition to 520 color and 45 black-and-white images, this handsome volume contains a glossary of up-to-date terminology. It is an invaluable tool for understanding the scope and depth of photography's stake in the art world in this nascent 21st century and each artist's unique contribution. Recommended for large public libraries, academic libraries, and specialized collections.
—Lisa Flanzraich

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597110624
  • Publisher: Aperture Foundation
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 929,118
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.70 (d)

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