ARTBOOK LOGO

ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 6/22/2017

Art & Beauty Magazine: Drawings by R. Crumb, Serena Williams

DATE 7/31/2016

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

DATE 7/30/2016

Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe, Braniff flight attendants

DATE 7/30/2016

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

DATE 7/29/2016

Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe, Miller House

DATE 7/26/2016

Hannah Höch: Life Portrait, A Collaged Autobiography

DATE 7/26/2016

Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures, Primalon Ballroom

DATE 7/25/2016

Hannah Höch: Life Portrait

DATE 7/25/2016

Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures, Taste of Honey

DATE 7/24/2016

Save up to 30% at the ARTBOOK @ Swiss Institute Last Day Sale!

DATE 7/23/2016

Ed Templeton: Wayward Cognitions Huntington Beach USA

DATE 7/21/2016

Separate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art, Josephine Baker

DATE 7/20/2016

Visit Park Life & ARTBOOK | D.A.P. at the Inaugural SF Art Book Fair

DATE 7/20/2016

The 2001 File: Harry Lange and the Design of the Landmark Science Fiction Film

DATE 7/19/2016

The 1960s: Photographed by David Hurn

DATE 7/19/2016

Billy Name, 1940-2016

DATE 7/19/2016

Wayne Koestenbaum 'Notes on Glaze' Reading & Launch at 192 Books

DATE 7/18/2016

Brigid Berlin: Polaroids

DATE 7/18/2016

WELCOME REEL ART PRESS! An Interview with Tony Nourmand

DATE 7/17/2016

Sophie Calle: True Stories, Obituary

DATE 7/16/2016

Sophie Calle: True Stories

DATE 7/16/2016

Find our books at Park Life during the inaugural SF Art Book Fair, July 22-24!

DATE 7/15/2016

Sophie Calle: True Stories

DATE 7/14/2016

Seeing Things: A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz, Edouard Boubat Lella

DATE 7/13/2016

Seeing Things: A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs, Bruce Davidson

DATE 7/12/2016

June Leaf: Thought Is Infinite

DATE 7/11/2016

Gus Van Sant: Icons, Michael Pitt Last Days

DATE 7/10/2016

Gus Van Sant: Icons, River Phoenix by Bruce Weber

DATE 7/9/2016

Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction, Women with Bulldog

DATE 7/8/2016

Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction, Udnie

DATE 7/6/2016

Parkett 98 Launch Event with Mika Rottenberg & Nikki Columbus at Swiss Institute!

DATE 7/6/2016

Georgia O'Keeffe: Watercolors, Mountain painting No. 22 - Special

DATE 7/6/2016

Georgia O'Keeffe: Watercolors, Stieglitz portrait

DATE 7/5/2016

Georgia O'Keeffe: Watercolors, Evening Star

DATE 7/4/2016

Maude Schuyler Clay: Mississippi History, Anna and Schuyler with fireworks

DATE 7/3/2016

Cape Cod Modern, Marcel Breuer Stillman House

DATE 7/2/2016

Cape Cod Modern: Mid-Century Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape

DATE 7/1/2016

Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné

DATE 6/30/2016

Carrie Mae Weems Book Launch at the Strand

DATE 6/30/2016

Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné, Landscape near Malabata, Tangier

DATE 6/29/2016

Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné, Jet of Water

DATE 6/28/2016

Jean Tinguely: Retrospective

DATE 6/27/2016

Peter Fischli and David Weiss: Flowers and Mushrooms

DATE 6/27/2016

City of Angels

DATE 6/26/2016

Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines, Polaroids 1975-1983

DATE 6/26/2016

Alvin Baltrop: The Piers

DATE 6/25/2016

Jimmy DeSana: Suburban, Untitled Stockings

DATE 6/25/2016

Bettina Rheims: Gender Studies

DATE 6/24/2016

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Billboards

DATE 6/23/2016

Greg Reynolds: Jesus Days

DATE 6/23/2016

Design Observer Announces 50 Books | 50 Covers 2015


EXCERPTS & ESSAYS

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/1/2012

Yann Gross: Horizonville


Horizonville, by Swiss-born photographer Yann Gross, was recently featured on the New York Times Lens blog. For more images and Joël Vacheron's essay on Horizonville, excerpted from the book, please scroll down.
Yann Gross: Horizonville
Illgraben Mouth

"David Lynch’s film The Straight Story, which is based on a true story, recounts the odyssey of Alvin Straight, a retiree who drives hundreds of miles on a lawn-mower to visit his dying brother. It takes him about six weeks to get there, the time he needs for a philosophical meditation on the subtleties that shape his journey. In this, as it were, parody of the road-movie genre, Lynch paints a very human portrait of eccentric trajectories, somewhere on the outskirts of the American dream.

Yann Gross: Horizonville
Truck Slalom

Far from the desolate spaces of Iowa and Wisconsin, Gross was inspired by Lynch’s paean to slowness to explore the Valley of the Rhone and thereabouts. With his camera equipment and a small tent stowed in a little trailer towed by a moped, he had the independence and mobility he needed to follow the rhythms of the valley.

Yann Gross: Horizonville
Rothis Western City

Eschewing the fast main roads, he made a virtue of taking things slowly. This patient style of exploration brought him into contact with marginal life-styles and gave him the opportunity to observe those elusive details that escape the hurried glance.

Yann Gross: Horizonville
Horizonville

Horizonville, then, is a meticulous photographic investigation with continual changes of scale. It hovers subtly between fiction and documentary, enabling us to question the ways in which we usually pass through any given environment, how we perceive it and give meaning to it.

Yann Gross: Horizonville
Martin Rohrer

This out-of-sync road-movie also raises questions about the symbolic re-appropriation of a geographical site, the creation of an imaginary community, and, perhaps, a new take on the hackneyed codes of a particular genre of movie.

Yann Gross: Horizonville
The Gorilla

As in The Straight Story, this modest ‘art of the fugue’ proves to be an effective means of tracing forms of exoticism that are hidden by the very localness of those communities.

Yann Gross: Horizonville
Lion of the Mountains

Horizonville is nowhere. It is a compression of time and space, a mythic horizon, an exotic vision of America in which dreams and gaze converge with impunity.

Yann Gross: Horizonville
Tractor Pulling Track

Through his choice of models and his discreet arrangement of the settings, Gross enters into a kind of partnership with these people, increasing the charge of glamour that feeds their collective fantasy. He draws particularly on codes which belong at times to the aesthetics of the cinema; at other times to documentary photography." — Joël Vacheron, excerpted from Horizonville.

Yann Gross: Horizonville

Yann Gross: Horizonville

JRP|RINGIER
Pbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 74 pgs / 50 color.

$39.95  free shipping



ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
155 Sixth Avenue
New York NY 10013
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2013 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com