Thomas Struth, 1977-2002

Thomas Struth, 1977-2002

by Douglas Eklund, Ann Goldstein, Maria Morris Hambourg, Charles Wylie
     
 
The exhibition will debut at the Dallas Museum of Art from May 12 through August 18, 2002. The show then travels to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (September 15, 2002 to January 5, 2003); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (February 4 to May 3, 2003); and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (June to September, 2003).

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The exhibition will debut at the Dallas Museum of Art from May 12 through August 18, 2002. The show then travels to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (September 15, 2002 to January 5, 2003); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (February 4 to May 3, 2003); and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (June to September, 2003).

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
German photographer Thomas Struth's star is on the rise in this country, with this impressive and comprehensive exhibition of almost 100 photographs now touring several museums. His command of his medium is evident from the first plate of this eponymous catalog, where a derelict Manhattan cityscape from early in his career displays the complicated minimalism that marks much of his work. The numerous later large-scale landscape views encourage the viewer to feel uncannily present before vistas both close-range and distant. The shrewd omission of captions (a list of plates is at the back) removes any distracting contexts from such strongly contrasting spaces as an emphatically vertical close-up of a Japanese forest reserve and an artificial Las Vegas palm oasis. Struth's ambitious photographic project is also evident in his compellingly intense portraits of large families, where the sitters are seen frontally and in situ in their living rooms or gardens. As in his photos of apparently ordinary buildings, superficial impassivity masks a deeper mystery verging on the sublime. As the most complete survey of Struth's work now available, this can be highly recommended for all larger collections.-Douglas F. Smith, Oakland P.L., CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300093605
Publisher:
Dallas Museum of Art
Publication date:
05/11/2002
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
12.50(w) x 11.50(h) x (d)

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