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The photograph as contemporary art /

By: Series: World of artPublication details: London ; New York, NY : Thames & Hudson, ©2004.Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cmISBN:
  • 0500203806
  • 9780500203804
Subject(s): Genre/Form: LOC classification:
  • TR642 .C68 2004
Contents:
If this is art -- Once upon a time -- Deadpan -- Something and nothing -- Intimate life -- Moments in history -- Revived and remade.
Review: "From conceptual art's use of the banal and "artless" snapshot to the carefully constructed tableaux of Jeff Wall, this book considers all the ways that today's artists engage with photography to make art." "Some artists, such as Sophie Calle and Erwin Wurm, use photography as a record of a real performance or everyday action, while others such as Yinka Shonibare and Gregory Crewdson stage invented scenes and narratives to tell fictional stories. Andreas Gursky, Thomas Demand and Rineke Dijkstra present a cool, seemingly objective view of the external world, while Richard Billingham, Nan Goldin and Wolfgang Tillmans offer up intimate details of their private lives. In the hands of Luc Delahaye and Allan Sekula, photography is a means of creating documentary, while for Cindy Sherman and Gillian Wearing, the photograph becomes a repository of personal, social and cultural values in an image-saturated world." "Featuring the most important artists and key works, The Photograph as Contemporary Art is an ideal introduction to the twenty-first century's dominant art form."--Jacket.
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Item type Current library Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode
Book Book Whitecliffe Library General Shelves General TR 183 COT (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available 0006594
Book Book Whitecliffe Library General Shelves General TR 183 COT (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 2 Available 0007837

Includes bibliographical references and index.

If this is art -- Once upon a time -- Deadpan -- Something and nothing -- Intimate life -- Moments in history -- Revived and remade.

"From conceptual art's use of the banal and "artless" snapshot to the carefully constructed tableaux of Jeff Wall, this book considers all the ways that today's artists engage with photography to make art." "Some artists, such as Sophie Calle and Erwin Wurm, use photography as a record of a real performance or everyday action, while others such as Yinka Shonibare and Gregory Crewdson stage invented scenes and narratives to tell fictional stories. Andreas Gursky, Thomas Demand and Rineke Dijkstra present a cool, seemingly objective view of the external world, while Richard Billingham, Nan Goldin and Wolfgang Tillmans offer up intimate details of their private lives. In the hands of Luc Delahaye and Allan Sekula, photography is a means of creating documentary, while for Cindy Sherman and Gillian Wearing, the photograph becomes a repository of personal, social and cultural values in an image-saturated world." "Featuring the most important artists and key works, The Photograph as Contemporary Art is an ideal introduction to the twenty-first century's dominant art form."--Jacket.

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