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Philip Trager

Trager, Philip; Barbara Michaels, Eiko Otake, et al.

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ISBN 10: 3865212395 / ISBN 13: 9783865212399
Published by Steidl/ Oberlin / Wesleyan, Gottingen, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by the Philip Trager, the subject of the book, on the title page. 2006, First Edition. Hardcover. Folio. A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Signed by Trager. Bookseller Inventory # 0077685

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Title: Philip Trager

Publisher: Steidl/ Oberlin / Wesleyan, Gottingen

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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This overview of the photographs of Philip Trager offers readers full access to one of the twentieth century's most important photographers of architecture and dance, combining work from his previous monographs with unpublished photographs from a wide range of projects. His distinctly personal images of buildings are regarded as landmark works in architectural photography and have become standard documents for architectural and art historians, as well as architects. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings capture the essence of the work of many of the best contemporary choreographers and have reinvigorated the field of dance photography. Trager's existing books, are known for encapsulating the spirit of their subject matter within the first few luminous and compelling pages; they include Philip Trager: New York, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, and Dancers. For this chronicle of Trager's entire career, essays by distinguished specialists preface each major theme. Includes an extensive interview with the artist, an illustrated section of selected projects and commissions, and a chronology and bibliography.

Review:

"...the book is gorgeous: photographs...that could leave one reeling...I would have to recommend this volume as essential." -- Lexiphane.com, January 20, 2007

"This retrospective monograph reveals the genius of a photographer...a compendium of architectural insights." -- Architect Magazine, November/December 2006

"Trager is a master of form...the viewer is transported...into the third dimension....images...full of dramatic chiaroscuro." -Shawn O'Sullivan -- B&W Magazine, October, 2006

"peerless... overview spanning four decades... hefty volume... a lot to see... formal and tonal perfection... painterly par with Edward Hopper." -- E-Photo Newsletter #109, September 6, 2006

"photographs...of clarity and brightness unique to the medium...amazingly leaves the reader hungry for more...important...Highly recommended."-Debora Miller -- Library Journal, December 15, 2006

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