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Catalog: FALL 2014 p. 33   

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San Francisco, CA
Fraenkel Gallery, 11/14-12/14

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FRAENKEL GALLERY

The Plot Thickens

Introduction by Jeffrey Fraenkel.

Featured image, of an unknown bank robber shooting at a security camera, is reproduced from <I>The Plot Thickens</I>.Published to mark the esteemed Fraenkel Gallery's 35th year, The Plot Thickens is an eye-opening expedition through the history of the medium, with approximately 90 wide-ranging photographs by artists as diverse as Diane Arbus, Christian Marclay, Robert Adams, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Mel Bochner, Walker Evans, Sol LeWitt, Lee Friedlander, Alec Soth, Katy Grannan, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Richard Learoyd. In the tradition of Fraenkel Gallery's award-winning anniversary publications from years past (such as Furthermore, 20Twenty and The Eye Club), The Plot Thickens includes a trove of images by unknown photographers, virtually none of which have been reproduced before. Designed by Katy Homans and printed with extraordinary fidelity, The Plot Thickens is a meditation on the inexplicable essence of the medium and an essential new publication for anyone who cares seriously about art and photography..

Featured image, of an unknown bank robber shooting at a security camera, is reproduced from The Plot Thickens.

The Plot Thickens

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/2/2015

The Plot Thickens

The Plot Thickens

"Photography's plot has been thickening since the first photographers made their second photograph," Jeffrey Fraenkel writes in The Plot Thickens, Fraenkel Gallery's intriguing and magnificently produced centuries-spanning survey of mostly unpublished photographs. "Now, 175 years later, the plot has so thickened that little consensus exists about what, exactly, a 'photograph' is. (Several recent museum exhibitions have explored precisely this question.) New forms and functions proliferate, and we find ourselves swamped in images that evaporate, as exemplified by Snapchat, as quickly as they appear. The irony, of course, is that Snapchat itself may speedily evaporate, to be replaced by an even more seductive image dematerialization… For anyone … inclined to pause, look and think about photographs in an age when paying attention may be a disappearing art, the ninety-odd images on [these] pages are guaranteed to reward the effort." Peter Hujar's 1974 Self-Portrait Jumping (II) is reproduced from The Plot Thickens. continue to blog


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Contemporary Photography from Eastern Europe

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM EASTERN EUROPE

By Filippo Maggia.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857204420
USD $60.00
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Pub Date: 10/5/2010
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Contemporary Photography from the Far East

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE FAR EAST

By Filippo Maggia.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857200675
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Pub Date: 9/15/2009
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SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857228242
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Pub Date: 3/29/2016
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CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM NORTH-WESTERN EUROPE

By Filippo Maggia.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857229881
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 3/29/2016
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CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM INDIA AND SOUTH AMERICA

By Filippo Maggia, Claudia Fini.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857212494
USD $55.00
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Pub Date: 9/25/2012
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LC FOTO

By Tim Benton.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783443
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 8/15/2013
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SWISS PHOTOBOOKS FROM 1927 TO THE PRESENT

Edited by Peter Pfrunder.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782743
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Pub Date: 12/5/2011
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LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782750
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Pub Date: 2/27/2014
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By Andreas Seibert.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781463
USD $54.90
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Pub Date: 9/17/2008
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Unfamiliar Familiarities

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Edited by Peter Pfrunder.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785102
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Pub Date: 3/25/2017
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THE DIRTY COLORS OF GROWTH

By Andreas Seibert.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782958
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Pub Date: 11/25/2012
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BLINDHAEDIR

By Silvia Bachili.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782163
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 7/1/2010
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