fb pixcode

PHOTOGRAPHER MONOGRAPHS

PUBLISHER
Hatje Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9.5 x 12 in. / 160 pgs / 90 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2020 p. 196   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783775747745 FLAT40
List Price: $40.00 CDN $56.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

TERRITORY
NA LA

THE FALL 2023 ARTBOOK | D.A.P. CATALOG

Artbook | D.A.P. Catalog Cover Link
Preview our Fall 2023 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.
  

HATJE CANTZ

Clemens Ascher: There Is No Release from the Brain Police

Edited by Nadine Barth.

A selection of Clemens Ascherís vividly colorful, surreal photography expressing contemporary alienation

This publication gathers works by Austrian photographer Clemens Ascher (born 1983), known for his conceptual staged photography and photorealistic collage works combining various styles and elements from art history.

In his highly constructed scenarios, reminiscent of theatrical stages or an exaggerated version of advertising aesthetics, what initially appears to be pleasingly surreal eye candy turns out to broach such disquieting themes as societal control through the production of desires and humanityís alienation from nature.

For more than seven years Ascher has continued to develop these themes, generating a world as constructed as the belief systems he satirizes. This book is the first collection of his work.


PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Wallpaper*

Harriet Lloyd-Smith

By combining references to art history and fragments from our collective visual memory, Ascher constructs stage-like compositions to create a hyperbolic advertising aesthetic, satirising belief systems and consumer culture Ė a surreal take on hyperreality.

Clemens Ascher: There Is No Release from the Brain Police

in stock  $40.00


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS