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Taking My Time

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ISBN 10: 0714865028 / ISBN 13: 9780714865027
Published by Phaidon Press
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0714865028 2 Volumes, hardcover in slipcase still in shrinkwrap. Has original box. Slipcase has slice on one side from when box was opened. Books are in As New condition. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBC-0K65867

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Title: Taking My Time

Publisher: Phaidon Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Photographer Joel Meyerowitz is renowned for his vast spectrum of work. He is a preeminent street photographer, having broken new ground in the genre in the 1960s. He is also a pioneer of color photography, as testified by his classic pictures of Cape Cod. And he is the photographer who has given us unforgettable images of Ground Zero. Spanning a career rich with creative milestones and iconic works, Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Time explores the enduring influence of the master photographer over the past half-century.

The two volumes of this superb limited edition feature close to 600 photographs edited and sequenced by Meyerowitz to create a chronological record of his evolution as an artist and the crucial role he played in the emergence of color photography. A fitting tribute to an illustrious career, Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Time showcases the photographer's entire oeuvre, including both landmark and previously unpublished photographs.

Volume 1 of this two-volume set covers 1962 to 1974. The images in this volume include Meyerowitz' seminal color photography and black-and-white street photographs of New York City; images taken during a year in Europe which he refers to as his coming-of-age bot as an artist and a man; and documentation of America during the Vietnam War years. Volume 2 takes us through to present-day, spotlighting his trademark images of Cape Cod; portraits; photographs taken while traveling through Tuscany and other places; his chronicle of the road trip he took with his son and his father, who had Alzheimer's; indelible images of Ground Zero; and transporting pictures of the parks of New York.

Featuring a signed print, a DVD of Meyerowitz's award-winning film "Pop" - in which he chronicles the road trip he took with his son and father (who at the time was suffering from Alzheimer's) and a graphic novel adapted from the film, Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Time is a compelling record of the creative and professional development of a master photographer, and a tremendously personal, inspiring work.

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Joel Meyerowitz (b.1938) began his career making spontaneous pictures on the streets of New York and has become known as one of the most important street photographers of his generation. He was one of a small group of photographers who, in the 1960s and 70s was instrumental in changing attitudes towards colour photography from those of resistance to universal acceptance. An innovator and highly influential teacher, he has won innumerable awards and is best known for his pioneering colour photographs of architecture, light and space.

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