View From Above
Published by Hatje Cantz.
Edited by Zdnek Felix. Texts by Rudolf Schmitz, Giorgio Verzotti.
Wolfgang Tillmans, the first German-born artist, and first photographer, ever to be awarded Britain's prestigious Turner Prize, has become, in recent years, "Mr. Zeitgeist," as the German magazine ARt has called him. His best-known photographs, such as portraits of friends and youth culture denizens, stillifes, images of garments, and the "Concorde" series, have been shown in exhibitions and magazines throughout the world. Presenting him, however, as far more than a documentarian of Gen-X and youth culture, this major monograph on his work will present primarily unpublished photographs: land and cityscapes that have been manipulated with light during the printing process, images created without negatives, only by the use of light on photographic paper, and other abstractions. The book also includes a variety of more familiar works in which Tillmans examines the abstract qualities of nature and common, man-made goods. Wolfgang Tillmans is a remarkable publication on one of the most important artists of his generation.