Pictures of Paintings
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Pictures of Paintings by Richard Misrach
Book DescriptionWhat do paintings signify in an age of photographs? How do photographs modify the visual language of paintings? Showcasing photographs of select museum masterpieces, Misrach focused on details of paintings in an attempt to reexamine the details as a means of understanding a lexicon pf cultural values, among them race, gender, religion and power. By collapsing the barriers between the traditional practice of documentation and the recent strategies of appropriation art, these photos raise important questions regarding representation itself. 75 full-colour photos.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781576871478
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Imprint: powerHouse Books,U.S.
Publisher: powerHouse Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard Misrach
Border Cantos, Hardback (June 2016)
With a melding of the artist as documentarian and interpreter, this book includes several suites of photographs drawn from a number of distinct series, or Cantos-some made with a large-format camera as well as an iPhone. It contains a compilation of two dozen sculpture-instruments, graphic scores, instrument designs, and more.
Richard Misrach: The Mysterious Opacity of Other Beings, Hardback (May 2015)
Presents a portraiture on the human figure. In this book, each image is presented both as full frame and as a series of enlarged details that enable the viewer to linger on each individuals complete surrender of their body to the sea seductive melding of human and nature.
Petrochemical America, Paperback (August 2014)
Offers an analysis of the causes of decades of environmental abuse along the largest river system in North America.
Richard Misrach: Golden Gate, Hardback (October 2012)» View all books by Richard Misrach
Provides a selection of fifty of the finest photographs from Richard Misrachs acclaimed "Golden Gate" series, that has been assembled for publication on the historic occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the iconic bridge.
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Author Biography - Richard Misrach
Richard Misrach's photographs are in the collections of over fifty major institutions world-wide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and have appeared in several award-winning art books, including Desert Cantos, Crimes and Splendors: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach and Richard Misrach: Golden Gate. He is the recipient of four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and the PEN Literary Award, among others. Weston Naef is the Curator of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, and author of several books, including Era of Exploration, The Collection of Alfred Steiglitz and The Truthful Lens. Navjotika Kumar is currently working on her doctorate with Hal Foster.
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