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The Devil's Playground by Nan Goldin

THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND is the most significant book published to date on Nan Goldin (b. 1953), one of the most prominent and influential contemporary photographers. It contains Goldin's latest works alongside earlier classics, including images from new series such as ELEMENTS, 57 DAYS, STILL ON EARTH, and FROM HERE TO MATERNITY, many of which are published here for the first time. This book is an intimate and compelling photographic portrait, telling personal stories of relationships and identity while chronicling different eras and the passage of time. Goldin's photographic sequences are interspersed with texts, poems, and lyrics by prominent writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780714847580
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication date: 11/19/2007
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.90(h) x 1.90(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

NICK CAVE is a writer and lyricist; he is the lead member of the band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. GUIDO COSTA curates exhibitions worldwide and his writing on art and photography has been widely published. He has worked closely with Goldin for many years. ENRIQUE JUNCOSA is Director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. CATHERINE LAMPERT was Director of London's Whitechapel Gallery; and now works as a freelance writer and curator. SHARON OLDS is an American poet; her published poems include the collection BLOOD, TIN STRAW (1999). RICHARD PRICE is a renowned author; his books include CLOCKERS and SAMARITAN.

Table of Contents

Elements4
Family of Own Gender56
End of a Century58
The Stranger Song80
Getting High84
From Here to Maternity86
The Birth of Max Mueller - September 25, 1971120
Nesting122
Baby Doc129
Skating on Thin Ice130
Libe, Paris146
Mantra of Love & Ecstasy147
French Kiss, Joana & Aurele166
Memory Lost190
57 Days, Roosevelt Hospital, New York City192
Falling into an Empty Pool, India, 2000214
Empty Rooms236
First Love, Simon & Jessica264
Valerie288
The Promise307
Mon am', Valerie & Bruno308
Mercredi 24 Mars; 4H30 Matin Doux309
Sweat, Clemens & Jens336
i like my body when it is with your337
She's Free354
Still on Earth374
Everyone Gets Lighter405
Positive Grid II406
Cinema Voltaire, Priory Hospital, Roehampton, London408
Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow408
Hallelujah409
The Priory Series440
L'Eden et apres442
Relics484
Biography & Select Bibliography500
Index of Works501
Translation & Text Credits503
Acknowledgements504

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