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UNCOMMON PLACES: The Complete Works

Shore, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 1931788340 / ISBN 13: 9781931788342
Published by Aperture, New York, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Essay by Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen. Interview with Shore by Lynne Tillman. Oblong 4to. White cloth, with cover illustration and black spine titles. Ivory end papers. 188 pages, with Biographical Notes. With color photographic images. No names or marks. In illustrated dust-jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 2332

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Title: UNCOMMON PLACES: The Complete Works

Publisher: Aperture, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: Second printing

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Published by Aperture in 1982 and long unavailable, Stephen Shore's legendary Uncommon Places has influenced a generation of photographers. Among the first artists to take color beyond advertising and fashion photography, Shore's large-format color work on the American vernacular landscape stands at the root of what has become a vital photographic tradition. Uncommon Places: The Complete Works presents a definitive collection of the original series, much of it never before published or exhibited. Like Robert Frank and Walker Evans before him, Shore discovered a hitherto unarticulated version of America via highway and camera. Approaching his subjects with cool objectivity, Shore's images retain precise internal systems of gestures in composition and light through which the objects before his lens assume both an archetypal aura and an ambiguously personal importance. In contrast to Shore's signature landscapes with which Un-common Places is often associated, this expanded survey reveals equally remarkable collections of interiors and portraits. As a new generation of artists expands on the projects of the New Topographic and New Color photographers of the seventies--Thomas Struth (whose first book was titled Unconscious Places), Andreas Gursky and Catherine Opie among them--Uncommon Places: The Complete Works provides a timely opportunity to reexamine the diverse implications of Shore's project and offers a fundamental primer for the last 30 years of large-format color photography.

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At the age of 24, Stephen Shore became the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Among his numerous other one-man shows, Shore has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. He has received several awards for his photography including two National Endowment for the Arts Grants and a Guggenheim Foundation Grant. He has been the Chair of the photography department at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. since 1982.

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