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Clth, 13.75 x 11 in. / 176 pgs / 84 color.

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Mitch Epstein: Recreation

Edited by Susan Bell, Ryan Spencer.

Mitch Epstein: Recreation

Epstein’s classic portrayal of boredom and excess, alienation and possibility in late 20th-century America—massively expanded in a reworked edition

Between the 1970s and ’90s, Mitch Epstein (born 1952) photographed the rituals of excess and alienation, jubilance and desire that defined late 20th-century America. These pictures marked the beginning of his photographic inquiry into the American psyche and landscape that has now lasted half a century. Recreation captures the vitality of modern America in a pre-smartphone, less self-conscious time. In these early works, Epstein’s wit reigns, along with his singular way of making the mundane startle and the extraordinary appear to perfectly fit in.
This new edition expands on the original Recreation book published by Steidl in 2005. More than a third of these photographs have never been published, and all of them have been reworked with fidelity to the pictorial quality of the films of the era.


PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The Parallax Review

Aaron M. Cohen

The dynamic and inspired photographs speak for themselves, and the sequencing brings everything together.

AnOther

Lydia Figes

Evokes oppositional and unlikely moments...Indeed there is something wholly uninhibited about his subjects in Recreation.

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Rosen Sara

In 2005, he published the landmark 2005 monograph, Recreation (Steidl), which he now revisits, expands and remasters for a fascinating portrait of America between the 70s and 90s during the final years of analogue life.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/14/2022

Dashwood presents Mitch Epstein signing 'Recreation' and 'Silver + Chrome'

Dashwood presents Mitch Epstein signing 'Recreation' and 'Silver + Chrome'

Wednesday, September 21 from 5:30–7:30 PM, Dashwood Books presents photographer Mitch Epstein signing copies of new releases Recreation and Silver + Chrome, both published by Steidl.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/19/2022

In 'Mitch Epstein: Recreation,' a world without filters

In 'Mitch Epstein: Recreation,' a world without filters

"Gay Head, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts II" (1991) is reproduced from new release Mitch Epstein: Recreation—a book by one of our favorite living photographers, and a book that goes eighty-four for eighty-four, as far as reproducing only great pictures. A much-expanded edition of Epstein's classic photobook of 2005, also published by Steidl, this volume contains eighteen additional photographs, 1973–1992. Thirty-four photographs are previously unseen. "Among the first to introduce color photography into the realm of fine art," Erica Ackerberg writes in The New York Times Book Review, "Epstein captured individuals and groups in a variety of downtime activities: a couple pausing to window-shop outside a boutique in New Orleans, a raunchy performance at a Los Angeles nightclub, a group of men peeking into a Midtown Manhattan construction site, nude beachgoers on Martha’s Vineyard. His photographs evoke an unusual array of emotions; they’re funny and melancholy, contemplative, nostalgic and a bit lonely. Together these scenes paint a portrait of late-20th-century anomie, of a world without filters, selfies or self-consciousness." continue to blog


MITCH EPSTEIN MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Mitch Epstein: Recreation

MITCH EPSTEIN: RECREATION

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783969990827
USD $85.00
| CAN $117

Pub Date: 8/30/2022
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Mitch Epstein: Silver + Chrome

MITCH EPSTEIN: SILVER + CHROME

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783969990834
USD $80.00
| CAN $110

Pub Date: 8/30/2022
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Mitch Epstein: In India

MITCH EPSTEIN: IN INDIA

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958299672
USD $65.00
| CAN $88

Pub Date: 9/28/2021
Active | In stock


Mitch Epstein: Property Rights

MITCH EPSTEIN: PROPERTY RIGHTS

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958299016
USD $75.00
| CAN $105

Pub Date: 9/28/2021
Active | In stock


Mitch Epstein: Sunshine Hotel

MITCH EPSTEIN: SUNSHINE HOTEL

STEIDL/PPP EDITIONS

ISBN: 9783958296091
USD $75.00
| CAN $105

Pub Date: 11/12/2019
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Mitch Epstein: Rocks and Clouds

MITCH EPSTEIN: ROCKS AND CLOUDS

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958291607
USD $75.00
| CAN $99

Pub Date: 2/27/2018
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Mitch Epstein: Berlin

MITCH EPSTEIN: BERLIN

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869302249
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 3/1/2011
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Mitch Epstein: American Power

MITCH EPSTEIN: AMERICAN POWER

STEIDL PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL

ISBN: 9783865219244
USD $75.00
| CAN $99

Pub Date: 10/31/2009
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