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Beauty was never a dirty word for David Armstrong. Untroubled by others' puritan fears of sensuality or by the follies of this or that zeitgeist, Armstrong has long pursued his twin vision of urban romance and bucolic serenity. All Day Every Day presents the artist's landscapes, interiors, and cityscapes, wistful and evocative images that discreetly suggest stories of love and loss, that bespeak the solitary pleasures of a flaneur adrift on urban streets and rural roads. A street corner, the facade of a skyscraper, blossoming trees, a chair in a room on a late afternoon: these are the elusive quotidian promises of happiness that Armstrong so elegantly captures, generously inviting viewers to interweave their own desires and reveries with his intricately languid images. Underlying Armstrong's radical aesthetic, we sense the utopian fervor of a revolt against utilitarianism, dogmatic narrow-mindedness, and the stifling fear of the senses and the body that still pervades our culture.

Hardcover, 12 x 16.5 images, 144 pages, 85 color images.

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Born in 1954 in Arlington, Massachusetts, David Armstrong had first intended to study painting, but switched almost immediately to photography upon entering art school in the mid-70s. He spent the 70s, 80s, and 90s living in Boston and New York, working primarily on black and white portraits. After moving to Berlin in 1992, he began to concentrate on color landscapes. Now back in New York, his work of the last few years synthesizes these two modes. Armstrong's work has been shown throughout the United States and Europe over the last two decades, including at the 1995 Whitney Biennial. His previous publications include The Silver Cord and Nan Goldin/David Armstrong: A Double Life.

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... landscapes and cityscapes, blurred portraits of places that have been collected in a book, "All Day Every Day." -- The New York Times, Thursday April 24,2003 --Penelope Green

The mood is potent but muted, like romantic music heard through a wall. -- Peter Schjeldahl, art critic for The New Yorker

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