PUBLISHER
Steidl

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 11.5 x 14.5 in. / 80 pgs / illustrated throughout.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2014

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783869303321 TRADE
List Price: $75.00 CDN $99.00

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Adam Bartos: Darkroom

Contribution by Nicholas Negroponte.

Darkroom charts the physical and psychic terrain of photographic printing rooms while conveying their transition from the realm of pure functionality into historical artifact. Indirect portraits of both producer and product, Bartos' work explores the physical space linking artist to artwork and linking the tools of the medium to the signs of their use. As more darkrooms switch to digital printing or close shop altogether, we become more aware that the tangible elements of darkroom printing may one day be lost. Bartos' recent large-format work documents and explores in equal measure the visual language and ethos of that analogue printing culture before it slips beyond our experience forever. The acrid odor of chemistry, an uncanny stillness hanging in damp air--Bartos records the descriptive aspects and spatial constraints of the darkroom but also visualizes the lab as a site of limitless creative potential, invested with as much aura as a photographic print. Heroic and humbling at the same time, these portraits speak to the individuality of the workspaces and their inhabitants but also to the shared architecture of all darkrooms. Bartos presents us with the perceptual tools to know the darkroom as it is today and to remember it one day as it will have been.
Adam Bartos' photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe and were included in the MoMA exhibition Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West. Monographs of his work include International Territory, KOSMOS, Yard Sale Photographs and Boulevard.
Adam Bartos: Darkroom

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

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