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Published by Loose Joints (2018)
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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. Loose Joints, 2018. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ABE-1576577790542

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Friend, Robin; McFarlane, Robert
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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. First Edition. Loose Joints, 2018. Hardcover with color photographic image tipped onto front and rear cover. First Edition, First Printing. Limited Edition of only 500 copies. 104 pages with 51 photographic images in color throughout. Essay by Robert McFarlane in English. SIGNED by Robin Friend on the title Page. BOOK CONDITION: Fine/As New. SIGNED Bastard Countryside collects together 15 years worth of exploration within the British landscape, dwelling on what Victor Hugo called the bastard countryside : "somewhat ugly but bizarre, made up of two different natures". Friend s large-format colour images scrutinise these in-between, unkempt, and often surreal marginal areas of the country, highlighting frictions between the pastoral sublime and the discarded, often polluted reality of the present.Starting from a classical landscape tradition, Friend s meticulous 5x4 photographs are given heightened effect through exaggerations of colour and composition, embodying friction between British pastoral ideals and present reality. In particular, Friend follows moments in which the expected narrative of the landscape is rudely interrupted: often through leakage, pollution, or the wreckage and containment of nature.In his accompanying essay, writer Robert Macfarlane describes Bastard Countryside as "a vision par excellence of our synthetic modern nature produced by assemblage and entanglement rather than purity and distinction". Contained within Friend s photographs are "hard questions [ ] about what kinds of landscape one might wish either to pass through or to live in; about what versions of modern nature might be worth fighting for, and why."Robin Friend (b.1983) is a London-based photographer who grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He divides his time between his fine art practice and commissioned work. Recent projects include the award-winning books Sanctuary: Britain s Artists and their Studios and Art Studio America (Thames & Hudson, 2011-13); a collaborative choreographic work for the BBC, Winged Bull in the Elephant Case (2017, with Wayne McGregor); and a National Gallery exhibition project, documenting the gallery's wartime art storage in a Snowdonian mine (2018). Friend's work has been exhibited at Aperture Gallery, New York; Christies, Paris and at the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Somerset House & the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Bastard Countryside is his first book. Seller Inventory # 3540

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ISBN 10: 1912719045 ISBN 13: 9781912719044
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Book Description Condition: New. First Edition. Robin Friend, 2020. Portfolio includes all 50 pictures from the book, beautifully hand-printed by the artist on archival pigment paper. Each print is 20 x 16 inches. Limited Edition of ony 5 portfolios (this being #2/5) presented in a clam-shell box with a letter-pressed certificate of authenticity. Each print has also been individually HAND SIGNED by the artist on the verso. Edition 1/5 has been collected by the Martin Parr Foundation. PORTFOLIO CONDITION: New/Mint (the set). Bastard Countryside collects together 15 years worth of exploration within the British landscape, dwelling on what Victor Hugo called the bastard countryside : "somewhat ugly but bizarre, made up of two different natures". Friend s large-format colour images scrutinise these in-between, unkempt, and often surreal marginal areas of the country, highlighting frictions between the pastoral sublime and the discarded, often polluted reality of the present.Starting from a classical landscape tradition, Friend s meticulous 5x4 photographs are given heightened effect through exaggerations of colour and composition, embodying friction between British pastoral ideals and present reality. In particular, Friend follows moments in which the expected narrative of the landscape is rudely interrupted: often through leakage, pollution, or the wreckage and containment of nature.In his accompanying essay, writer Robert Macfarlane describes Bastard Countryside as "a vision par excellence of our synthetic modern nature produced by assemblage and entanglement rather than purity and distinction". Contained within Friend s photographs are "hard questions [ ] about what kinds of landscape one might wish either to pass through or to live in; about what versions of modern nature might be worth fighting for, and why."Robin Friend (b.1983) is a London-based photographer who grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He divides his time between his fine art practice and commissioned work. Recent projects include the award-winning books Sanctuary: Britain s Artists and their Studios and Art Studio America (Thames & Hudson, 2011-13); a collaborative choreographic work for the BBC, Winged Bull in the Elephant Case (2017, with Wayne McGregor); and a National Gallery exhibition project, documenting the gallery's wartime art storage in a Snowdonian mine (2018). Friend's work has been exhibited at Aperture Gallery, New York; Christies, Paris and at the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Somerset House & the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Bastard Countryside is his first book. Seller Inventory # 3541

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