Stock Image

PURE INVENTION: THE TABLE TOP STILL LIFE - PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAN GROOVER

Jan Groover

1 ratings by GoodReads
ISBN 10: 1560980052 / ISBN 13: 9781560980056
Published by Smithsonian, US, 1990
Used Condition: Very Good Paperback
From Atlanta Vintage Books (Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since April 28, 1997

Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 40.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

First Edition. Pages are unmarked by previous owners, though a few scattered pages have faint toning/browning in margins. Binding is sound, spine is uncreased. Covers are toned, lightly soiled and rubbed. Covers have minor to moderate edgewear - scuffing and rubbing to spine ends, slight creasing/curling at corners. Text block is lightly soiled. Pictures provided upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 21326

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: PURE INVENTION: THE TABLE TOP STILL LIFE - ...

Publisher: Smithsonian, US

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ

Edition: First Edition.

About this title

Synopsis:

Book by Groover, Jan

From Library Journal:

As Groover notes in Pure Invention , photography lends itself to division by genre, and it is along these lines that this new series, "Photographers at Work," is organized. The first four installments (two more on Annie Liebowitz and Elliot Porter are due out in spring 1991) each contain an interview, a portfolio of images, and a biographical essay augmented with an occasional technical note. Interview sections average 15 pages and succeed through well-phrased questions in eliciting technical information, as well as the photographers' thoughts on the image-making process. The format works well to integrate text and plates. Each of the four photographers works within a major genre in contemporary photography--the still life, the documentary narrative, the advertising product, and the landscape. Groover, known for her "constructed" still lifes, uses the platinum-palladium process, which renders a wide range of soft greys, giving her images the appearance of "relics" from some unknown culture, e.g., the image of a marble column on top of which sit a metal box, two apples, a rusty instrument of unknown function, and a seashell. Mark, in a shift to more "real" worlds, discusses the concerns of the photojournalist/photodocumentarian (roles she views as interchangeable). She offers a candid look at magazine and newspaper work. Mark has photographed the famine victims of Ethiopia, the red light districts of Bombay, and the elderly in Miami; therefore, her thoughts on objectivity and the potential of the camera to exploit the subject are fascinating. Maisel offers similar practical advice on the commercial and advertising photography business. However, his personal concerns differ from Mark's in that he is marketing a product by way of the image and is not exploring social issues. The strength of the Maisel interview lies in his strategies for retaining one's "passion, intellect, and wit" in a process that involves others (art directors, ad agency personnel, and clients) in the creative enterprise. Finally, Meyerowitz reflects on the experience of landscape or "spaces." He acknowledges the tradition of Adams, Weston, and others, yet does not wish to approach the landscape in a traditional manner, as evidenced in his series on Cape Cod, Atlanta, and St. Louis. These slim volumes offer a rich source of thought, images, and technical ideas and will appeal to readers at all levels, especially students. For their price and quality, they earn the highest recommendation for all collections.
- Kathy Anderson, Onondaga Cty. P.L., Syracuse, N.Y.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Open shop 10:00a.m.-7:00p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M.Friday and Saturday; Sunday, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 24 hour voice mail service. We have over 70,000 books in the store, about 13,000 of them on line. Please email any requests for books not found on line. avbooks@att.net

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Visa, Mastercard,American Express, Discover Checks or money orders drawn on USA banks in $USA only.

Full refund upon prompt return with telephone confirmation
of reason.

Shipping and handling: $7.00 (USPS priority USA) or $3.50 (USPS media mail) for first book and $1.00 for each additional book. Shipping international available but must be quoted based on shipping address, book weight, etc.

Atlanta Vintage Books LLC, 3660 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30341,avbooks@att.net, 770-457-2919, Jan Bolgl...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash