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China : The Photographs of Lois Conner

Barme, Geremie

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ISBN 10: 093511257X / ISBN 13: 9780935112573
Published by Callaway, New York, 2000
Condition: Brand New / MINT Hardcover
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Title: China : The Photographs of Lois Conner

Publisher: Callaway, New York

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Brand New / MINT

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Presents the photographer's fifteen years of work in China, during which she captured on landscape-sized film the nation's ancient and geological terrains as well as its contemporary social and political upheavals.

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Conner arrived in China on the first of many journeys in 1984, cherishing an affinity for traditional scroll paintings. Hoping to create images that emulated the scrolls' striking blend of pristine detail and panoramic scope, she used a seven-by-seventeen-inch banquet camera (quite a bulky contraption to haul across the rugged countryside and through bustling cities), but her stunning black-and-white photographs--printed full-size on fine paper with a platinum process that gives them, in her words, an "ethereal subtlety"--ended up being far more mysterious and complex. Each lustrous image, whether it depicts the abruptly vertical mountains of Guangxi, or a profusion of lotus leaves, or a group portrait, draws the eye deeper and deeper as it discloses layer after layer of reflections and shadows. Conner has climbed to great heights to frame immense vistas of breathtaking, even divine beauty, and focused on a more human scale to absorb tactile nuances, achieving at every range a remarkable and thrilling degree of dimensionality and drama. Donna Seaman
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