What is a Photograph? by Carol Squiers, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
What is a Photograph?

What is a Photograph?

by Carol Squiers
     
 

Bringing together a group of stylistically diverse but similarly adventurous and innovative artists, this book explores the intense creative experimentation in photography that has occurred since the 1970s. Few people ask, "What is a painting? A drawing? A sculpture?" But the medium of photography, especially since the 1970s, has been constantly changing as

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Bringing together a group of stylistically diverse but similarly adventurous and innovative artists, this book explores the intense creative experimentation in photography that has occurred since the 1970s. Few people ask, "What is a painting? A drawing? A sculpture?" But the medium of photography, especially since the 1970s, has been constantly changing as technological developments allow for endless experimentation—until the very definition of a photograph becomes ripe for debate. Beginning with the waning days of conceptual art, this book presents a wide variety of artists—among them James Welling, Christopher Williams, Marco Breuer, Alison Rossiter, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter—who have reconsidered and reinvented the role of light, color, composition, materiality, and subject in the art of photography. Brought together for the first time in book form, these individuals have found new ways of implementing both analog and digital technology, in many cases creating hybrid works that open up new possibilities for today's artists. Filled with brilliant color reproductions, this volume not only traces the many strands of experimentation that have developed out of conceptual art, but also encourages dialogue on the continuing experimentation that is occurring as photography continues to evolve within the analog and digital worlds.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The essays pique readers to look anew at the brilliant creativity made possible by the 'willful mistakes' and 'radical experimentation' employed, whereby the photograph itself becomes the artwork. . . Highly recommended."

—C. Dubon, The University of Toledo, Choice

"These works expand and recontextualize our perception of what we call photography: contemplating the banality in everyday objects, commenting on the increasing ubiquity of the image, using alternative processes to transform the medium, and sometimes blurring the boundary between the image and other media to manipulate the picture plane."

American Photo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791353517
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
02/10/2014
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
491,310
Product dimensions:
11.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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