Tim Carpenter: Local Objects

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989785990

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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Borrowing its title from the Wallace Stevens poem in which "little existed for him but the few things / for which a fresh name always occurred," Local Objects presents a beautiful yet remarkably unassuming body of work by Brooklyn/central Illinois--based photographer Tim Carpenter (born 1968): a calm, steady rhythm of 74 medium-format photographs made in the semirural American Midwest. While each picture records the seemingly random non-activity of a typical street view, Carpenter's meticulous composition and contemplative sequencing creates a harmony of natural and geometric motifs running quietly throughout the book, an interplay of minor chords that draws the viewer into this specific physical place (mostly central Illinois, where Carpenter grew up). Detached from the urgency of current affairs, stripped of all excess, the photographs reflect a poetic attempt to see "the thing in itself," to make meaning with the barest tools possible.

Understanding Photobooks

The Form and Content of the Photographic Book

Author: Jorg Colberg

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317484711

Category: Photography

Page: 210

View: 3539

Understanding Photobooks is a user-friendly guide to engaging with the photographic book— or, as it is widely known, the photobook. Despite its importance as a central medium in which many photographers showcase their work today, there is surprisingly little information on the mechanics of the photobook: what exactly it does and how it does it. Written for makers and artists, this book will help you develop a better understanding of the images, concept, sequence, design, and production of the photobook. With an awareness of the connections between these elements, you’ll be able to evaluate photobooks more clearly and easily, ultimately allowing for a deeper and more rewarding experience of the work.

Dear Howard

Author: David Batterham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995518100

Category:

Page: 120

View: 9696

Monsanto

A Photographic Investigation

Author: Mathieu Asselin

Publisher: Kettler Verlag

ISBN: 9783862066575

Category: Agent Orange

Page: 147

View: 490

As a manufacturer of food and animal feed, seeds and chemical products, Monsanto is relentlessly developing and marketing new technologies. The monopoly it has arguably secured by dubious means bears no relation to its negligence with regard to potential risks. Particularly in light of the devastating consequences that are still causing suffering to people and the environment in many places, the company?s self-portrayal as a forward-looking, omnipotent force for good seems cynical. The photographer Mathieu Asselin, who lives in France and Venezuela, has tried his hand at the daunting task of exploring the issues surrounding Monsanto. His investigative photographic study manages to capture the complexity of this topic, creating links between past, present and future and illuminating many different aspects from a variety of perspectives.

Relational Aesthetics

Author: Nicolas Bourriaud

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782840660606

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 125

View: 8764

Where does our current obsession for interactivity stem from? After the consumer society and the communication era, does art still contribute to the emergence of a rational society? Nicolas Bourriaud attempts to renew our approach toward contemporary art by getting as close as possible to the artists' works, and by revealing the principles that structure their thoughts: an aesthetic of the inter-human, of the encounter; of proximity, of resisting social formatting. The aim of his essay is to produce the tools to enable us to understand the evolution of today's art. We meet Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Louis Althusser, Rirkrit Tiravanija or Félix Guattari, along with most of today's practising creative artists.

Deformer

The Shaping and Mishaping Effects of Growing Up a Specimen in the Suburban Domestic Incubator (and the Subsequent Paradigm Shift Upon Exit)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Damiani

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 166

View: 8329

Eleven years in the making and compiling more than thirty years worth of material: Ed Templeton's Deformer, a multi-media scrapbook of his upbringing in suburban Orange County, California. This beautifully designed volume, entirely art-directed by Templeton himself, is sure to be a major work. Its photographs give a sun-drenched glimpse of what it might be like to be young and alive in what Templeton refers to as "the suburban domestic incubator". Deformer intertwines photographs, paintings, drawings, sketchbook pages, disciplinary letters from his grandfather and religious notes from his mother into a magnificent narrative of teenage isolation and social criticism. Many of the photographs have come about due to his life as a professional skateboarder. "Skateboarding allowed me to travel the world and that showed me that where I lived was totally messed up," says Templeton. "That perspective has fueled me and become a source for my art." Through photographs and stories, Ed Templeton's Deformer offers readers an intensely close and personal look at not only one artist's coming of age, but also the often overlooked and forgotten dark side of the American dream.

The photobook

a history [3 vols.]

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: Cameron Texter

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7199

The Cultural Work of Photography in Canada

Author: Carol Payne,Andrea Kunard

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773585729

Category: Photography

Page: 296

View: 1060

The Cultural Work of Photography in Canada is an in-depth study on the use of photographic imagery in Canada from the late nineteenth century to the present. This volume of fourteen essays provides a thought-provoking discussion of the role photography has played in representing Canadian identities. In essays that draw on a diversity of photographic forms, from the snapshot and advertising image to works of photographic art, contributors present a variety of critical approaches to photography studies, examining themes ranging from photography's part in the formation of the geographic imaginary to Aboriginal self-identity and notions of citizenship. The volume explores the work of photographs as tools of self and collective expression while rejecting any claim to a definitive, singular telling of photography's history. Reflecting the rich interdisciplinarity of contemporary photography studies, The Cultural Work of Photography in Canada is essential reading for anyone interested in Canadian visual culture. Contributors include Sarah Bassnett (University of Western Ontario), Lynne Bell (University of Saskatchewan), Jill Delaney (Library and Archives Canada), Robert Evans (Carleton University), Sherry Farrell Racette (University of Manitoba), Blake Fitzpatrick (Ryerson University), Vincent Lavoie (Université du Québec à Montréal), John O’Brian (University of British Columbia), James Opp (Carleton University), Joan M. Schwartz (Queen’s University), Sarah Stacy (Library and Archives Canada), Jeffrey Thomas (Ottawa), and Carol Williams (Trent University/University of Lethbridge).

Aby Warburg and the Image in Motion

Author: Philippe-Alain Michaud

Publisher: Zone Books (NY)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 402

View: 827

The purposeful discontinuities and juxtapositions of Aby Warburg's iconography and how they can be used to analyze other imagery.

Photographers' Sketchbooks

Author: Stephen McLaren,Bryan Formhals

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544341

Category: Photography

Page: 320

View: 510

This book celebrates the new creative processes of the modern photographic era, in which blogs and Instagram streams function alongside analogue albums and contact sheets, and the traditional notebook takes the form of Polaroid studies, smartphone pictures, diaristic projects, found photography, experimental image-making and self-published photo-zines. Each photographer presents his or her sketchbook: several pages of images that convey his or her working methods and thought processes. These intimate, one-off presentations are accompanied by engaging interviews that reveal how the simple act of pressing a shutter can capture and express a fully realized personal vision. Three essays by the authors explore subjects at the cutting edge of contemporary practice, including: photo diaries and online experiments and exhibitions; print and electronic publication; planning and editing large projects; and new cameras and other photographic technologies. Designed to satisfy the most demanding of image junkies, this is an indispensible resource for anyone with an interest in photography or the creative process.

Sites of Technology

Author: Lewis Baltz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783869301143

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: N.A

View: 3257

Places Lost

In Search of Newfoundland's Resettled Communities

Author: Scott Walden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781894073332

Category: Abandoned houses

Page: 128

View: 6285

In the 1950s and 60s the federal and provincial governments closed hundreds of fishing communities along isolated sections of the Newfoundland coastline. Join writer and photographer Scott Walden as three decades later he searches amongst the weathered remnants of these ghost towns for the people and places that were lost.

Unusual Sounds

The Hidden History of Library Music

Author: David Hollander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944860127

Category:

Page: 332

View: 9797

Unusual Sounds is a deep dive into the hidden musical universe of Library Music, featuring histories, interviews, and extraordinary visuals from the field's most celebrated creators.

Various Small Books

Author: Phil Taylor, Art

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262018777

Category: Art

Page: 287

View: 7716

In the 1960s and 1970s, the artist Ed Ruscha created a series of small photo-conceptual artist's books, among them Twentysix Gas Stations, Various Small Fires, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Thirtyfour Parking Lots, Real Estate Opportunities, and A Few Palm Trees. Featuring mundane subjects photographed prosaically, with idiosyncratically deadpan titles, these "small books" were sought after, collected, and loved by Ruscha's fans and fellow artists. Over the past thirty years, close to 100 other small books that appropriated or paid homage to Ruscha's have appeared throughout the world. This book collects ninety-one of these projects, showcasing the cover and sample layouts from each along with a description of the work. It also includes selections from Ruscha's books and an appendix listing all known Ruscha book tributes. These small books revisit, imitate, honor, and parody Ruscha in form, content, and title. Some rephotograph his subjects: Thirtyfour Parking Lots, Forty Years Later. Some offer a humorous variation: Various Unbaked Cookies (which concludes, as did Ruscha's Various Small Fires, with a glass of milk), Twentynine Palms (twenty-nine photographs of palm-readers' signs). Some say something different: None of the Buildings on Sunset Strip. Some reach for a connection with Ruscha himself: 17 Parked Cars in Various Parking Lots Along Pacific Coast Highway Between My House and Ed Ruscha's. With his books, Ruscha expanded the artist's field of permissible subjects, approaches, and methods. With VARIOUS SMALL BOOKS, various artists pay tribute to Ed Ruscha and extend the legacy of his books.

Correspondence, conferences, documents

Author: Saint Vincent de Paul,Pierre Coste

Publisher: New City Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 8233

Diana Thorneycroft

The Body, Its Lesson and Camouflage

Author: Diana Thorneycroft,Vicki Goldberg,Meeka Walsh

Publisher: Talonbooks Limited

ISBN: 9780921368908

Category: Photography

Page: 126

View: 947

Profiles photographer Diana Thorneycroft’s exhibit, The Body, Its Lesson and Camouflage, which toured eight cities from 2000 to 2002.