Title: STEPHEN SHORE - Rare Pristine Copy of The ...
Publisher: London, England: The Phaidon Press, 2007
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 160 pages. Published in 2007. Retrospective Monograph. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only and as part of The Phaidon Press' "Contemporary Artists" Series. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Melanie Mues: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Stephen Shore. Contributions by Michael Fried, Christy Lange, and Joel Sternfeld. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In matching pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents "Stephen Shore". A brilliant overview of Stephen Shore's lifework in one "time-capsule" volume. "Stephen Shore is a true artistic innovator whose work has opened up new frontiers for contemporary photography. His photographs of American scenes unveil the exceptional beauty to be found in the everyday. As one of the first art photographers to work in color, Shore pioneered such contemporary genres as the diaristic snapshot (later taken up by Nan Goldin and Wolfgang Tillmans) and the monumentalized landscape (as later practiced by Becher-School photographers Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky). Offers the first complete examination of Shore's long and storied career, from his residency at Warhol's Factory to his experiments in conceptual photography; from his landmark series, 'American Surfaces', to his continued exploration of emerging techniques" (Publisher's blurb). The book beautifully juxtaposes his precocious early work with his now-classic color photographs of American life and recent black-and-white photographs that appear in book form for the first time. Organized into four sections, each focussing on a different set of images, Shore kicks things off with a selection of images from his two great books, "Uncommon Places" and "American Surfaces". The brilliant photographer Joel Sternfeld contributes an in-depth analysis of one photograph, taken in 1974, of a street in a small town in Massachusetts. The book closes with a coda of images presented with his own writings and extracts from texts that he admires, notably a paragraph about Chinese poets, who accept the world exactly as they find it, and with profound simplicity, find solace therein. An absolute "must-have" title for Stephen Shore collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Stephen Shore. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Edition/First Printing available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Stephen Shore's "Uncommon Places" and "American Surfaces" were selected as two of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the most influential and most important photographers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STEPHEN SHORE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0714846627. Bookseller Inventory # 13880
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