Title: THOMAS STRUTH: WORKS 2007-2010 - Rare ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Marian Goodman Gallery, 2010
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. Unpaginated. Published in 2010. Exhibition Catalog. One of the most brilliant books on the photographic art of Thomas Struth. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The Catalog is now scarce. A brilliant production by Thomas Struth: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the spine, as issued. Photographs by Thomas Struth. Essay by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh. Souvenir Invitation laid-in. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition of the same name held at the Marian Goodman Gallery New York from May 5 through June 19, 2010. Presents "Thomas Struth: Works 2007-2010". Recent photographs, among the very best he has ever done. They represent an advance for Struth and propose to address increasingly pressing questions: Is there still such a thing as art photography that is distinct from any other kind of photography in our time? If so, what is it, or could be? Struth's response is summed up by Buchloh as "the technological sublime", visceral and startling photographs of 21st-century factories, laboratories, power plants, and architectural masterworks. They "look like nothing one has ever seen before and constitute some of Struth's most powerful images. The feeling of not understanding what one is seeing, of not knowing the functions of madly tangled wires and tubes and cables and mysterious flanges and pulleys and levers, is brilliantly conveyed by these pictures of places few of us have ventured into and on whose products many of us depend. The places are not Satanic mills but belong to the world of Struth's benign photographic vision. They reassure even as they baffle" (Janet Malcolm). Struth will never photograph the equally unfathomable, Satanic military-industrial complex, as some of his predecessors photographed the Krupp factories of Nazi Germany. His images are benign, but they are not easy on the eyes or instantly likeable. Janet Malcolm ("Diana & Nikon: Essays On Photography") is right to remind us that while anyone can take beautiful photographs (if imitably so) now more than ever with the arrival of the digital camera, only an artist of Struth's visionary ambition can create images that, like all true art, are complex, original, and indeed sublime. An absolute "must-have" title for Thomas Struth collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in pencil on the half-title page by Thomas Struth. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Laid-in is a copy of the Souvenir Invitation. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the Exhibition Catalog available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 17 color plates. Thomas Struth's "Museum Photographs" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER THOMAS STRUTH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0944219179. Bookseller Inventory # 16857
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