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Faces

Trager, Philip

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ISBN 10: 3865211313 / ISBN 13: 9783865211316
Published by Steidl Publishers, Gottingen, 2005
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Faces

Publisher: Steidl Publishers, Gottingen

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Philip Trager (Photographer)

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Faces evolved from Philip Trager's extensive work photographing dancers and builds on his successful 1992 book Dancers. Trager has collaborated with a variety of dancers and performance artists, including Kazuo Ohno, Amanda Miller of The Frankfurt Ballet, Mark Morris, Eiko and Koma, and dancers of the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault. Trager's intensive approach allows him to develop a personal relationship with his subjects that is clearly expressed throughout this new work. The photographs in Faces--isolated from dance movement--present an innovative kind of portraiture. Creating a kind of psychological theater, these startling and mysterious images are intensely emotional, provocative and stunningly beautiful. Trager's photographs compel us to rethink the field of dance photography.

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"...a unique look at portrait photography...expressions are evocative and sometimes haunting...a window to the soul...beautifully produced...Highly recommended..." -- Choice (American Library Association), February 2006

"...full of fierce emotion...incredibly powerful...masks of the theater-comic, tragic, and a million variables in between." Shawn O'Sullivan -- Black & White Magazine, February, 2006

"...not merely portraits...a striking study in artifice and sheer personality...wonderfully expressive...invites countless return perusals.." Matt Damsker -- E-Photo Newsletter , February 5, 2006

"...photographic sculptures...startling in their theatrical composition...each image as a single work of art..." Valerie Nye -- Library Journal.com, January 15, 2006

"I’m haunted by extraordinary...portraits...in "Faces." Directors of short films would do well to take a look for inspiration..."–Roger Friedman -- Fox.com>FoxNews, March 15, 2006

"Passion, desperation, ecstasy...absolute abandonment to emotion. Each face a stage unto itself....expressionist, silent-film aesthetic...cast[s] a spell...." C.D. -- Süddeutsche Zeitung, October 18, 2005

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