Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places

Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places

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by Lynne Tillman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1931788340

ISBN-13: 9781931788342

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Aperture Foundation

Published by Aperture in 1982 and long unavailable, Stephen Shore's legendary Uncommon Places has influenced a generation of photographers. Among the first artists to take color beyond advertising and fashion photography, Shore's large-format color work on the American vernacular landscape stands at the root of what has become a vital photographic tradition.

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Published by Aperture in 1982 and long unavailable, Stephen Shore's legendary Uncommon Places has influenced a generation of photographers. Among the first artists to take color beyond advertising and fashion photography, Shore's large-format color work on the American vernacular landscape stands at the root of what has become a vital photographic tradition. Uncommon Places: The Complete Works presents a definitive collection of the original series, much of it never before published or exhibited. Like Robert Frank and Walker Evans before him, Shore discovered a hitherto unarticulated version of America via highway and camera. Approaching his subjects with cool objectivity, Shore's images retain precise internal systems of gestures in composition and light through which the objects before his lens assume both an archetypal aura and an ambiguously personal importance. In contrast to Shore's signature landscapes with which Un-common Places is often associated, this expanded survey reveals equally remarkable collections of interiors and portraits. As a new generation of artists expands on the projects of the New Topographic and New Color photographers of the seventies--Thomas Struth (whose first book was titled Unconscious Places), Andreas Gursky and Catherine Opie among them--Uncommon Places: The Complete Works provides a timely opportunity to reexamine the diverse implications of Shore's project and offers a fundamental primer for the last 30 years of large-format color photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931788342
Publisher:
Aperture Foundation
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.84(h) x 1.75(d)

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Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Mikeber More than 1 year ago
One of the best photography monographs. With excellent printing and presentation, colors from the era of film photography, details of large format camera and images of America in the 70s, its a delight. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago