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Verlag für moderne Kunst

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Clth, 10 x 12 in. / 240 pgs / 170 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2010 p. 74   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783941185609 TRADE
List Price: $60.00 CDN $70.00

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The Portrait

Photography as Stage

Text by Peter Weiermair, Ulrich Pohlmann. Foreword by Gerald Matt.

The PortraitAssessing the breadth of present-day photo-portraiture in over 170 color plates, this volume unfolds the relationship between photographer and sitter across the gamut of idioms. Tina Barney, Clegg & Guttmann, Anton Corbijn, Rineke Dijkstra, Bernhard Fuchs, Nan Goldin, Greg Gorman, Peter Hujar, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Hellen von Meene, Helmut Newton, Thomas Ruff, Beat Streuli and Wolfgang Tillmans are among the major contemporary fine-art photographers represented here.

Featured image is photographer Anton Corbijn's portrait of musician Tom Waits, reproduced from The Portrait.

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FROM THE BOOK
"More than 150 years later, with the invention of the digital camera, photography is the art medium and the portrait the art genre where the creative lay person can compete most effectively, or thinks s/he can. What can portrait photography achieve today, in the face of media over-production and ubiquitous photographic images? What is the significance of a representation of a person today, in the face of new technologies with which any picture can be manipulated quickly, easily and cheaply and the human body can be changed and beautified? What added culture value can the art photograph produce? What positions do contemporary portrait artists take up in relation to the traditional idea of the portrait as the place-holder for the person and medium of identification?"

Gerald Matt, excerpted from The Portrait: Photography as Stage.

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