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The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Hardcover, 10.5 x 9 in. / 336 pgs / 450 color.

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ISBN 9781633450486 TRADE
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The Museum of Modern Art, 11/19/17 - 05/28/18

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One Man MoMA show for the American color photographer Stephen Shore
  • Big Show - Big Press
  • Stephen Shore (b. 1947) is one of the pioneers of 1970's color photography
  • Best-known series are epic 70s road trips shot in brilliant color and published in his books American Surfaces and Uncommon Places (30,000+ copies sold)
  • His books are considered 'bibles for the new color photographers'
  • Shore is the director of the photography department at Bard College, Annandale on Hudson NY
  • This is a major book and includes over 400 illustrations.

  

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Stephen Shore

Edited with text by Quentin Bajac. Text by David Campany, Kristen Gaylord, Martino Stierli.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Stephen Shore."

Organized into 60 thematic sections, this magisterial volume provides a complete overview of Shore's career—from the early portraits of Warhol's Factory to his latest Instagram images

One of the most influential photographers of our time, Stephen Shore has often been categorized as one of a group of artists of the 1970s who captured American popular culture in straightforward, unglamorous color images. While this is true, it is only part of the story: Shore has worked with many forms of photography, switching from cheap automatic cameras to large format in the 1970s, pioneering the use of color film before returning to black and white in the 1990s, and, in the 2000s, taking up the opportunities offered by digital photography, digital printing and social media.

Published to accompany the first comprehensive survey of Stephen Shore’s work in the US, this catalog reflects the full range of his contribution, including the gelatin silver prints he made as a teenager (and sold to The Museum of Modern Art); his photographs of the scene at Andy Warhol’s Factory, in New York; the color images he made during cross-country road trips in the 1970s; his recent explorations of Israel, the West Bank and Ukraine; and his current work on digital platforms, including Instagram.

This book offers a fresh, kaleidoscopic vision of the artist’s extensive career, presenting more than 400 reproductions arranged in a thematic framework, each grouping accompanied by a short but wide-ranging essay. This unique encyclopedia-style format makes visible the artist’s versatility of technique and the diversity of his output, reflecting his singular vision and uncompromising pursuit of photography’s possibilities.

Stephen Shore (born 1947) was the first living photographer to have a solo show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since Alfred Stieglitz (40 years earlier). He has also had solo shows at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; George Eastman House, Rochester; Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Jeu de Paume, Paris; and the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 1982 he has been the director of the Photography Program at Bard College, New York, where he is the Susan Weber Professor in the Arts.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Stephen Shore."

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The New York Times, T Magazine

Annie Proulx

Shore has single-handedly created a visual vocabulary that defines the iconography of America — beautiful, haunting images that evoke more than just a time and a place, but lives lived, desires lost and dreams unfulfilled.

WNYC

Deborah Soloman

In an age when iPhones have turned most everyone into a wandering photographer of medium-to-low talent, Shore offers a model of straight photography at its most lucid and ravishing.

Boston Globe

Mark Feeney

It’s hard to think of a living photographer who’s had a more varied and interesting career than Shore has — or a career that got off to such an early start.

PDN

Conor Risch

...the most complete picture yet of the career of one of America’s most important living artists.

Blouin Artinfo

... a comprehensive survey of the five-decade long career of American photographer Stephen Shore, deemed as one of the most significant names in the world of contemporary photography.

The New York Times

Jason Farago

Not staged, not lit, not cropped, not retouched, his photographs are feats of dispassionate representation, and yet their attentiveness and exactitude make them far, far more than snapshots.

Lonely Planet

James Gabriel Martin

...the most comprehensive collection of work by iconic photographer Stephen Shore ever organised.

The New Yorker

Peter Schjeldahl

[Shore's] best pictures at once arouse feelings and leave us alone to make what we will of them. He delivers truths, whether hard or easy, with something very much like mercy.

The New York Times

Teju Cole

Until Stephen Shore began making his color photos of breakfasts, beds, intersections, parking lots and just about everything else that drifted into his visual field, no one else annotated the banal surfaces of American life with quite the same level of unjudgmental aplomb.

4 Columns

Lynn Tillman

Retrospectives can be strange events for artists. Some don’t want one, fearing it might prematurely close the book on their work. At seventy, Stephen Shore is adding pages to his.

The New York Times

Jason Farago

Mr. Shore is revealed not only as a peripatetic explorer but also a restless experimenter with new photographic technologies, from stereoscopic slide shows to print-on-demand books.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/4/2017

Stephen Shore signing at The Strand

Stephen Shore signing at The Strand

Tuesday, December 5, from 7:30 – 8:30 PM, the Strand Bookstore presents photographer Stephen Shore signing copies of his new retrospective catalog from MoMA.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/26/2017

The American Surfaces of Stephen Shore

The American Surfaces of Stephen Shore

Reproduced from MoMA’s essential new Stephen Shore retrospective catalog, “Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 1972” was shot as part of the photographer’s largely autobiographical, road-trip heavy photo-diary, American Surfaces. Influenced by the conceptual practices of serial artists like Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha, an interest in amateur photography and a fascination with the aesthetics of kitch, vernacular and pop culture, this body of work is widely credited with having influenced the color photography of the next three decades, though it was shown only once—and scathingly reviewed—in 1972, before a collector friend purchased it and donated it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it “remained largely invisible for almost thirty years,” according to MoMA curator Quentin Bajac. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/25/2017

Banality and lack of artifice: Stephen Shore

Banality and lack of artifice: Stephen Shore

“In their banality and lack of artifice, [Stephen] Shore’s pictures seem to fly in the face of typical food photography, which always seeks to beautify the meal being photographed,” Quentin Bajac writes in MoMA’s superb new retrospective catalog. “In contrast, the food on display here—that of travelers and people in a hurry, in cafeterias motels drive-ins, diners, planes—is repetitive, unsophisticated, and rarely appetizing. It epitomizes generic American food during a time when ‘fast food,’ a term that entered the dictionary in 1951, was rapidly expanding throughout the United States.” Featured image is Breakfast, Trail’s End Restaurant, Kanub, Utah, August 10, 1973. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/24/2017

A seeming paradox and an American treasure: Stephen Shore

A seeming paradox and an American treasure: Stephen Shore

One of American master Stephen Shore’s most iconic photographs, “Lookout Hotel, Ogunquit, Maine, July 16, 1974,” is reproduced from MoMA’s encyclopedic new retrospective exhibition catalog, published to accompany the show that opens this week. “At the age of seventy, Shore is both one of the most influential and one of the most elusive American photographers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, a seeming paradox,” curator Quentin Bajac writes, noting that Shore’s work is characterized by a search for maximum clarity; an almost mystical respect for natural light; a preference for horizontal format; and extreme discipline in limiting shots. “Shore’s approach to photography is both transparent and contemplative, and marked by a willful economy of means.” continue to blog


STEPHEN SHORE MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Stephen Shore

STEPHEN SHORE

Edited with text by Quentin Bajac. Text by David Campany, Kristen Gaylord, Martino Stierli.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450486 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 11/21/2017
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Stephen Shore: New Color Photography

STEPHEN SHORE: NEW COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

KOENIG BOOKS

ISBN: 9783863356910 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 7/28/2015
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