David Gaberle: Metropolight

Author: David Gaberle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788074372285

Category: Photography

Page: 80

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Metropolight, Czech photographer David Gaberle's debut publication, presents color street photography taken in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Sydney, London and New York. Gaberle seeks to capture the emotional charge of the hypermodern city in his images.
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Minutes to Midnight

Author: Trent Parke

Publisher: Steidl Dap

ISBN: 9783869302058

Category: Photography

Page: 96

View: 4623

In 2003, Trent Parke began a road trip around his native Australia, a monumental journey that was to last two years and cover a distance of over 90.000 km. Minutes to Midnight is the ambitious photographic record of that adventure, in which Parke presents a proud but uneasy nation struggling to craft its identity from different cultures and traditions. Minutes to Midnight merges traditional documentary techniques and imagination to create a dark visual narrative portraying Australia with a mix of nostalgia, romanticism and brooding realism. This is not a record of the physical landscape but of an emotional one. It is a story of human anxiety and intensity which, although told from Australia, represents a universal human condition in the world today.
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Torbjørn Rødland: the Touch That Made You

Author: Torbjørn Rødland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783960982371

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 168

View: 4119

Torbjørn Rødland constructs portraits, still lifes and landscapes, which simultaneously inhabit and defamiliarise the realm of the everyday. With a highly constructed and at times fetishistic approach to subjects, objects and materials, Rødland makes photographs that are formally acute, conceptually playful and psychologically evocative. Characterised by their double-edged allegories and underlying lyricism, Rødland's staged scenarios "keep you in the process of looking", simultaneously revealing layers of discomfort and pleasure. This accompnaying publication offers new and fresh lenses through which to view the artist's work. Walead Beshty's text, titled "Skin Flicks", focuses on Rodland's unique approach to surfaces, Julie Boukobza considers a number of works in the exhibition by building fictive narratives around them, whilst Diane Nguyen stages a surreal and winding narrative performance through Rødland's image repertoire. Bob Nickas' essay, "Fifteen Years Later" draws upon the experience of looking at Rødland's photographs and provides a visual map of their complex system of symbols, signs and gestures.00Exhibition: Serpentine Galleries, London, UK (29.09.-19.11.2017).
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The Sochi Project

An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus

Author: Rob Hornstra,Arnold van Bruggen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597112444

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 3907

Published in conjunction with the exhibitions: FoMu, Antwerp, Belgium, October 25, 2013-March 9, 2014; Winzavod, Moscow, October 18-December 22, 2013; and DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, January 16-March 30, 2014.
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Sory Sanlé

Volta Photo

Author: Matthew Witkovsky

Publisher: Steidl

ISBN: 9783958294004


Page: 120

View: 1251

"Rich people, poor people, religious people, artists, musicians, everyone could become a hero at [Sanle's] Volta studio." --Florent Mazzoleni, The New York Times The studio photographs of Sory Sanlé and his participation in the vibrant music scene in Bobo-Dioulasso give us a picture of a cosmopolitan city shaping its independent identity in the 1960s through to the '80s, the heyday of West African independence movements. Vintage photographs, seven-inch record sleeves and studio accessories are all reproduced in the most extensive portrayal to date of photography and music as key popular art forms with local, national and international resonance. With the colorful full title of Volta Photo: Starring Sory Sanlé and the Good People of Bobo-Dioulasso in the Small but Musically Mighty African Country of Burkina Faso, this book also includes essays on photography and sound in Africa as well as a CD with hit songs by Volta Jazz, Echo del Africa Nacional and other star bands. Born in Burkina Faso in 1943, Sory Sanlé runs a portrait studio in Bobo-Dioulasso. He opened his business in 1960, the year that Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) declared independence from France. For many years, Sanlé also organized music parties around the city; he served as the official photographer for Volta Jazz, a key popular music orchestra in the 1960s and '70s.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits

Author: Hiroshi Sugimoto

Publisher: Damiani Limited

ISBN: 9788862085823


Page: 120

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At first glance, Hiroshi Sugimoto's photographic portrait of King Henry VIII of England is arresting: his camera has captured the tactility of Henry's luxurious furs and silks, the elaborate embroidery of his doublet, and the light reflecting off of each shimmering jewel. The contours of the king's face are so lifelike that he appears to be almost three- dimensional. It seems as though the twenty-first century artist has traveled back in time nearly five hundred years to photograph his royal subject. While Sugimoto's portraits of historical figures appear to capture a lived moment in time, they are fictions. These portraits are in fact at least twice removed from the subject: his photograph captures a wax figure that has been created by a sculptor from either a photographic portrait or a painted one. Sugimoto has photographed his portraits of historical subjects in black and white, with each "sitter" posed against a black background, giving the images an austere formality. The black backdrop, free of any props or additional visual information, amplifies the illusion that we are viewing a contemporary portrait in which the subject has stepped out of history. Other portraits appear to be photojournalistic. Sugimoto's image of the Duke of Wellington at Napoleon's deathbed is actually a photograph of the mise en scene created by the wax museum, but it registers as real in our minds. The portraits of wax figures, which in this volume are presented alongside a handful of portraits of living subjects and photographs of memento mori, call into question what it is the portrait captures. As with his other major bodies of work--Dioramas, Seascapes, Theaters--Sugimoto's Portraits address the passage of time and history. We recognize these historical figures because of the many contemporaneous drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs that have recorded them. We take it for granted that a photograph of a living subject is true, but what does that mean? Are Sugimoto's portraits of living subjects more "true" than the historical portraits of wax figures? Is Hans Holbein's painted portrait of Henry VIII truer than Sugimoto's photograph of the wax figure made from Holbein's painting?
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Edgar Martins


Author: Edgar Martins,John Beardsley,David Campany

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 1066

Text by John Beardsley. Interview by David Campany.
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Jeff Wall


Author: Jeff Wall,Museum Moderner Kunst (Austria)

Publisher: Walther Konig


Category: Art

Page: 201

View: 2729

Essays by Peter Brger, Homay King, Tom Holert, Achim Hochdorfer, Fred Orton, Kaja Silverman, Gregor Stemmrich and Friedrich Tietjen.
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Milan Knízák: To Live Otherwise

Author: Milan Knízák

Publisher: Kant

ISBN: 9788074372476

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 9725

Milan Knízák is an artist whose work and ideas are fascinating, disturbing and provocative in their uncompromising directness. Since the 1960s he has been one of the most important international artists whose work extends beyond the traditional artistic categories. He was named chairman of the eastern section of the international art movement Fluxus, and his ground-breaking work appears in the collections of prominent galleries such as MoMA in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, Kunsthalle Hamburg and MAK in Vienna. His Broken Music was included in a list of the most important compositions of the 20th century. Any kind of stagnation is alien to Milan Knízák?s creativity, and this publication has therefore been conceived as an ?incomplete retrospective?. As well as his key actions, it includes a selection of his manifestos and essays from the 1960s to the present day, together with paintings, objects, poems, short stories and examples of the notation for his rock band, Aktual.
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Malick Sidibé Mali Twist

Author: Malick Sidibé

Publisher: Xavier Barral

ISBN: 9782365111522

Category: Photography

Page: 296

View: 1297

"Malick Sidibé, Mali Twist is the most complete monograph ever dedicated to Malick Sidibé (1935-2016). It is a wonderful tribute to one of the most important contemporary photographers [and] brings together for the first time his most exceptional and iconic photographs; period images he printed himself between 1960 and 1980; a selection of "folders" containing his evening shots; and a series of new portraits of timeless beauty"--
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Orhan Pamuk: Balkon

Author: Orhan Pamuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783958293991


Page: 184

View: 445

In the winter of 2011 Nobel-Prize-winning Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk took 8,500 color photographs from his balcony with its panoramic view of Istanbul, the entrance of the Bosphorus, the old town, the Asian and European sides of the city, the surrounding hills, and the distant islands and mountains. Sometimes he would leave his writing desk and follow the movements of the boats as they passed in front of his apartment and sailed far away. As Pamuk obsessively created these images he felt his desire to do so was related to a strange particular mood he was experiencing. He photographed further and began to think about what was happening to himself: Why was he taking these photos? How are seeing and photography related? What is the affinity between writing and seeing? Why do we enjoy looking at landscapes and landscape photographs? Balkon presents almost 500 of these photos selected by Pamuk, who has also co-designed the book and written its introduction. 'There is genius in Pamuk's madness.' -Umberto Eco
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Social Democracy in Power

The Capacity to Reform

Author: Wolfgang Merkel,Alexander Petring,Christian Henkes,Christoph Egle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134071787

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 9370

Globalization, European integration, and social change have devaluated traditional social democratic policy instruments. This book compares and explores how social democratic governments have had to adapt and whether they have successfully managed to uphold old social democratic goals and values in the light of these challenges. This volume examines the policy measures of social democratic parties in government in a comparative framework. The authors focus on traditional social democratic goals and tools, in particular, fiscal, employment, and social policy, in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark. They identify three policy patterns in social democratic governments: traditional, modernized, and liberalized social democracy and provide a comparative account of the explanatory power of the national context for policy adopted by social democratic parties. Finally, the extent to which social democratic parties have been able to use the European Union as a political space for social democratic governance and policy-making is examined. Social Democracy in Power will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, comparative politics, European studies and public policy.
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Louisiana Medley

Author: Kathryn E. Delmez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998681771

Category: Photography

Page: 136

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Louisiana Medley celebrates the 30-year collaboration of photographers Keith Calhoun (born 1955) and Chandra McCormick (born 1957). Partners in life and work, the two have worked together to document African American life in and around their native New Orleans. Calhoun and McCormick's photographs show the artists in tune with each other as well as the rich complexity of Louisiana identity, from the local street culture and parades of their city to life in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, locally known as "Angola." Their intimate understanding of labor practices and prison culture has informed their activism, around Angola and outside its walls. The photographers' activism--and their appreciation for their city's stubborn, fragile beauty--has only grown since Hurricane Katrina. Louisiana Medley surveys Calhoun and McCormick's work over the course of three decades, revealing how the two photographers have used their cameras as tools for social engagement.
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Violet Isle

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942185376

Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 844

""The Violet Isle" is a little-known nickname for Cuba, inspired by its richly colored soil - one of the many qualities that make the country so seductive to photographers. This handsomely designed, slipcased edition offers an engaging, at times unsettling document of a country that, for the past 50 years, has remained in an economic, political, cultural and ecological bubble, isolated from the rest of the world (though it is unlikely to stay that way for much longer). The 70 images collected here are a collaboration between Magnum photographer Alex Webb, who captures Cuba's street life with his trademark attention to detail and color, and Rebecca Norris Webb, who focuses on the unique, quixotic collection of animals she found there. This volume is an insightful blend of two different photographic aesthetics. The famous travel writer Pico Iyer provides an accompanying essay." -- jacket.
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A Photographic Investigation

Author: Mathieu Asselin

Publisher: Kettler Verlag

ISBN: 9783862066575

Category: Agent Orange

Page: 147

View: 6750

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.
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Jeff Wall

Author: Kerry Brougher,Jeff Wall,Mito Geijutsukan

Publisher: Scalo Publishers


Category: Art

Page: 162

View: 8887

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Girl on Girl

Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze

Author: Charlotte Jansen

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780679556

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 8465

A new generation of female artists is emerging who have grown up in a culture saturated with social media and selfies. This book looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore issues of self-image and female identity, and the impact this is having on contemporary art. Forty artists are featured, all of whose principal subject matter is either themselves or other women. Each is accompanied by a short profile based on personal interviews with the author, giving a fascinating insight into this exciting shift in female creativity.
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The Photographer František Drtikol

Author: Vladimír Birgus,František Drtikol

Publisher: Kant Publications

ISBN: 9788086217208

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

View: 496

"Although the book covers many aspects of Drtikol's career and life-work, it is mainly devoted to his photographs. 120 duotone and 8 colour full-page reproductions of Drtikol's works from the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and a number of other public and private collections illustrate representative selections from all his creative periods, with an emphasis on Drtikol's masterly nudes from the second half of the 1920s, when he moved gradually from his beginnings in pictorialism and symbolism to react in his highly individual way to current avant-garde trends. The text, supplemented with almost fifty other reproductions, analyzes and characterizes Drtikol's photographs and locates them in the wider spiritual and artistic context of their time with the help of quotations from Drtikol's notes and correspondence. The monograph also contains a complete exhibition history, bibliographic listing, and a number of little known works, some never before published."--BOOK JACKET.
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