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"He radiates decency and straightforwardness. He is kind and calm and modest. He is the kid in the class everyone wants to sit next to…. Struth’s work does not reflect the culture of guilt he speaks of. Unlike, for example, the gritty, dread-inducing paintings of Anselm Kiefer, whose thoughts never seem far from Auschwitz, Struth’s photographs evoke nothing bad. They have a lightness of spirit, you could almost say a sunniness, that is not present in the work of the other major practitioners of the new oversized color photography—Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Jeff Wall, Thomas Ruff among them. Struth is the Sunday child of the lot. His huge photographs—city streets, people looking at paintings in museums, industrial landscapes, factories, laboratories, rain forests, and family groups—are as pleasing as his persona; they seem to be an extension of it. Michael Fried, in his tautly argued book “Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before” (2008), pauses to remark, with apparent (uncharacteristic) irrelevance—but evident intuitive understanding of the force of Struth’s radiance—“A striking fact about Struth’s public career is the almost universally enthusiastic response that his work has received.” An early enthusiast, Peter Schjeldahl, wrote in the Swiss art journal Parkett, in 1997, “It is time to say that Struth’s pictures regularly take my breath away. I find it hard to look at them steadily for any length of time, so intense is their effect on my emotions.” In the catalogue of a 2003 Struth retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Maria Morris Hambourg and Douglas Eklund testified to “a remarkable feeling” they experienced while looking at Struth’s photograph of two women standing before Gustave Caillebotte’s “Paris, Rainy Day,” “of stepping into one’s own skin again, while alienation from others and from history—the curse of the modern—is dissolved in the image.” Today, there is no diminution of the enthusiasm; if anything, it is growing, and sane critics are continuing to lose it under Struth’s mesmerizing spell." - Janet Malcolm, The New Yorker

  

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Thomas Struth

Edited with text by Thomas Weski, Ulrich Wilmes. Text by Jana-Maria Hartmann. Interview by Okwui Enwesor.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Thomas Struth.'Since the 1990s, Thomas Struth has been one of the best-known and internationally successful photographers of the German art scene. Struth studied painting under Gerhard Richter and pho¬tography under Bernd and Hilla Becher, a combination that decisively influenced his vision.
This volume is a compilation of representative photographs from each series of works in Struth’s oeuvre: street photographs from the 1970s and '80s; empathetic portraits (particularly of families); large-format “museum photographs”; nature studies; jungle photographs (New Pictures from Paradise); and, from the latest series, images from the world of science. As this compendium of his work shows, Struth has succeeded in setting new aesthetic standards thanks to his great precision, chromatic clarity, sound sense of composition and intellectual profundity.
Thomas Struth (born 1954) studied with the Bechers at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art. Struth is today a leading figure in German arts and international photography. He lives in New York and is represented in the US by Marian Goodman Gallery.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Thomas Struth.'

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Andrew Russeth

Deceptively simple, conceptually taut works... allowing us to see people wrapped up in an aesthetic experience while we are engaged in some variation of that experience. They overlay various types of viewing, encapsulating those rare moments when words fall away.

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Carol Kino

With his largest, most revealing retrospective and a major traveling exhibition, German photographer Thomas Struth’s continuing evolution is on display.

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Thomas Struth

THOMAS STRUTH

Edited with text by Thomas Weski, Ulrich Wilmes. Text by Jana-Maria Hartmann. Interview by Okwui Enwesor.

D.A.P.

ISBN: 9781942884224 | US $85.00

Pub Date: 10/24/2017
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Thomas Struth: New German Photography

THOMAS STRUTH: NEW GERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

KOENIG BOOKS

ISBN: 9783863356941 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 9/29/2015
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Thomas Struth: Making Time

THOMAS STRUTH: MAKING TIME

Text by Estrella de Diego.

TURNER

ISBN: 9788475067889 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 7/1/2007
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Thomas Struth: Dandelion Room

THOMAS STRUTH: DANDELION ROOM

Essay by Dieter Schwarz.

D.A.P./SCHIRMER/MOSEL

ISBN: 9781891024269 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 8/2/2001
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Thomas Struth: Museum Photographs

THOMAS STRUTH: MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPHS

Essay by Hans Belting.

SCHIRMER/MOSEL

ISBN: 9783888146411 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 2/2/2001
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