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PUBLISHER
Damiani

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Hardcover, 10 x 13 in. / 268 pgs / 58 color / 137 bw.

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2021 p. 97   

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ISBN 9788862087452 TRADE
List Price: $90.00 CDN $123.00

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John Dolan: The Perfect Imperfect

The Wedding Photographs

Essay by Martha Stewart.

John Dolan: The Perfect Imperfect

An intimate exploration of the American wedding, an enduring public ritual

This book is an unexpected deep dive into the tenderness and truth of weddings. For 342 Saturdays, John Dolan has quietly pursued emotional and revealing art inside the wedding day itself. He has aimed his camera at tiny moments of deep meaning: evocative, joyful, unscripted, perfectly imperfect scenes at the start of a marriage. The wedding is one of society's last and lasting ceremonies—universal in its presence, comprehensive in its emotion. Dolan's candor, his respectful discretion and his gentle but shrewd and powerful observation combine to make a book that transcends weddings and enlightens us on the human condition.
Dolan has influenced a generation of contemporary wedding photographers, redefining the genre over 30 years of work. He is an artist who chose weddings as his subject, fascinated by the complexity of this shared ritual. His work has been widely published and celebrated in major magazines and sought after by a variety of thoughtful clients from Johnny Cash to Gwyneth Paltrow. Dolan is based in New York, the Berkshires and Ireland, or wherever his next wedding takes him, finding beauty and truth below the surface of the occasion.


Featured image is reproduced from 'John Dolan: The Perfect Imperfect'.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Introspective

Alexandra Zagalsky

His strong tonal images are infused with nuanced storytelling, portraying instances of joy, unity and trepidation that come together to create a unique event that can’t be replicated but can be recaptured.

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Peter Saenger

Mr. Dolan, who has photographed more than 350 weddings over 35 years, mainly offers images captured on the fly, with occasional blurs reflecting the euphoric and furious pace of the day.

John Dolan: The Perfect Imperfect

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/14/2021

John Dolan to launch 'The Perfect Imperfect: The Wedding Photographs' at Rizzoli Bookstore

John Dolan to launch 'The Perfect Imperfect: The Wedding Photographs' at Rizzoli Bookstore

Thursday, October 14 at 6PM, Rizzoli Bookstore and Damiani Books invite you to an in-person event with author and photographer John Dolan to celebrate the publication of The Perfect Imperfect, an intimate exploration of the American wedding. Please register here and scroll down for in-person covid policies.
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