Large quarto (9 x 11 3/4"). 189, pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over blue cloth, with yellow and blind-stamped lettering to spine and front cover. Half-title signed in pencil by Thomas Struth.* This splendid catalog of the exhibition held at the Sprengel Museum Hannover, December 14, 1997 - February 22, 1998, presents a selection of 88 Struth's solo and group portraits from the 1990s. The photographs presented here are either in color or duo-tone.Text and captions in German. Dust-jacket, binding and interior in very good condition. *Thomas Struth (born 1954) is a German photographer who is best known for his Museum Photographs, family portraits and 1970s black and white photographs of the streets of Düsseldorf and New York. In the mid-1980s, Struth began a series of color and black-and-white portraits of individuals and family groups, using the same large-format camera he employed for his cityscapes. This series grew out of an earlier but never completed collaborative project with psychoanalyst Ingo Hartmann, Familie Leben (Family Life) (1982), in which Struth and Hartmann analyzed family snapshots that Hartmann's patients brought with them to therapy. Giles Robertson with Book, Edinburgh (1987) and The Hirose Family, Hiroshima (1987) exemplify Struth's belief in photography as "a tool of scientific origin for psychological exploration" rather than a voyeuristic or fetishizing medium. This ongoing series explores the personal and cultural dynamics that condition how we see ourselves and others as well as how our individual and collective identities condition such perceptions. With unyielding gazes, Struth's subjects confront the viewer, forcing him or her to participate in this dialogue. These psychosocial documents hark back to August Sander's epic photographic series Das Antlitz der Zeit (The Physiognomy of Our Time) (1929). Struth has also been making one-hour video portraits since 1996, real-time headshots of individuals staring back at the camera, mute and virtually motionless.Struth currently lives and works in Berlin and New York. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Thomas Struth: Portraits [SIGNED]
Publisher: Schirmer / Mosel
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: vg
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Schirmer/Mosel Verlag, München, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition (German), first printing. Signed in pencil on the half-title page by Struth. Hardcover. Navy blue cloth-covered boards with title blind-stamped and stamped in yellow on front cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Thomas Struth. Edited by the Stiftung Niedersachsen (Foundation of Lower Saxony). Texts (in German) by Norman Bryson, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh and Thomas Weski. 192 pp. with 88 four-color and duotone plates. 12 x 9-1/8 inches.First published on the occasion of the exhibition of works by Thomas Struth, winner of the Spectrum-International Prize for Photography of the Foundation of Lower Saxony, entitled "Thomas Struth: Portraits," held at the Sprengel Museum Hannover. New in New dust jacket (opened only for signature). From the publisher: "Thomas Struth studied painting under Gerhard Richter and photography under Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. In a highly intense, yet sensitive, manner Thomas Struth takes photos of only those people he knows well. This book also includes his work for documenta IX and stills of a new series of video portraits." Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 100102