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D.A.P./Tate

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Hardcover, 8.75 x 8.75 in. / 224 pgs / 180 color.

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Out of stock indefinitely

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 9   

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ISBN 9781942884316 TRADE
List Price: $35.00 CDN $47.50

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London, England
Tate Modern, 05/02/18–10/14/18

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Shape of Light

100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art

Edited by Simon Baker, Emmanuelle De L'Ecotais, Shoair Mavlian.

Nathan Lerner's "Lightbox Experiment 6 (Eggs and String)" (1938) is reproduced from 'Shape of Light.'

"An experimental masterclass … shows how masters from Man Ray and Mondrian to Maya Rochat transformed reality in their laboratory-like darkrooms and studios" –Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian

Shape of Light tells the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art from the early 20th century to the present day, looking at historic works in a variety of mediums from painting and sculpture to montage and kinetic installations. Beginning with the works of cubism and vorticism, it then highlights the key contributions of Bauhaus, constructivist and surrealist artists of the 1920s and 1930s. From there it proceeds to the "subjective photography" of the 1940s and 1950s, exploring the global scope of this movement through works by artists from Latin America and Asia, before considering the impact of photography on abstract expressionism, op art and minimalism in Europe and the US.

From Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz to major contemporary artists such as Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff, and culminating in extraordinary new work by Antony Cairns, Maya Rochat and Daisuke Yokota, Shape of Light brings to life the innovations of photographers over this period, showing how they responded and contributed to the development of abstraction.


Nathan Lerner's "Lightbox Experiment 6 (Eggs and String)" (1938) is reproduced from 'Shape of Light.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The Guardian

Carl O'Hagan

Shows how masters from Man Ray and Mondrian to Maya Rochat transformed reality in their laboratory-like darkrooms and studios.

Guardian

Carl O'Hagen

This epic exhibition shows how masters from Man Ray and Mondrian to Maya Rochat transformed reality in their laboratory-like darkrooms and studios.

The Telegraph

Gaby Wood

Shape of Light…aligns photography with abstraction, and asserts quite definitively that nothing has to “have been” in order to become the subject of a photograph.

British Journal of Photography

Marigold Warner

Includes over 300 works by more than 100 artists, making it the first exhibition of this scale to trace abstract art and photography’s parallel development.

Wall Street Journal

Alexandra Wolfe

Showcases the ways in which photographers have manipulated light and materials to make abstract images rather than a reflection of real life.

Flaunt

Comprehensive historical overview of photography's complex relation with abstract art.

Feature Shoot

Sara Rosen

Shape of Light explores the development of photography and abstract art over the past century from the early explorations for a new reality that could be told through the formal properties of the picture plane, to the heights it has continued to achieve as modern and contemporary movements have taken hold, offering its own discourse on the infinite possibilities for abstraction to transcend all boundaries.

CBQ

Courtney Patterson

A walk through the history of photography and its relationship with abstract art.

Shape of Light

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

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CIRO FRANK SCHIAPPA: NEW YORK SERENADE

Text by Michele Primi.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857232508
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ITALIAN PORTRAITS

By Donatella Sartorio.

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ISBN: 9788857215990
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Contemporary Photography from Eastern Europe

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM EASTERN EUROPE

By Filippo Maggia.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857204420
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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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REGENERATION3

By Anne Lacoste.

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ISBN: 9788857228242
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CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM NORTH-WESTERN EUROPE

By Filippo Maggia.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857229881
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Pub Date: 3/29/2016
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Contemporary Photography from India and South America

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM INDIA AND SOUTH AMERICA

By Filippo Maggia, Claudia Fini.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857212494
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Pub Date: 9/25/2012
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LC FOTO

By Tim Benton.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783443
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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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Inside CERN

INSIDE CERN

By Andri Pol.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782750
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Pub Date: 2/27/2014
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From Somewhere to Nowhere

FROM SOMEWHERE TO NOWHERE

By Andreas Seibert.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781463
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Pub Date: 9/17/2008
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Unfamiliar Familiarities

UNFAMILIAR FAMILIARITIES

Edited by Peter Pfrunder.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

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