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Adam Fuss: Water
Clth, 10.75 x 13 in. / 120 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 3/27/2018 | In stock
D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS
Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 112 pgs / 114 color. | 5/2/2003 | Not available
Clothbound, 9 x 11 in. / 128 pgs / 53 color / 10 bw. | 2/2/2004 | Not available
Published by Damiani.
Text by Carter Ratcliff.
New York–based, British-born photographer Adam Fuss (born 1961) has been exploring the subject of water for more than 30 years, and is perhaps best known for his life-sized photograms of this essential element.
Fuss is inspired by his personal observation of nature and his reinterpretation of the techniques of early photography. In dialogue with photographic pioneers such as William Henry Fox Talbot, Eugène Atget and Anna Atkins, Fuss distills the essence of photography—light interacting with a sensitized surface—to create evocative, startlingly beautiful images of the natural world. Roberta Smith has described Fuss’ style as “breathtaking visual extravagance born of a combination of pure controlled chance and superb control.”
Here, for the first time, is a book dedicated solely to the subject Fuss is most associated with: water. Charting a sophisticated engagement with the interaction of water and light throughout his entire career, Fuss personally selected all the pictures, which appear here in exquisite reproductions. Some of Fuss’ photographs of water are now classics of contemporary photography, such as the swimming snakes, the splashing newborn baby and the studies of concentric circles created by water drops; these are represented in this volume alongside many previously unpublished images.
Clth, 10.75 x 13 in. / 120 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date 3/27/2018
Catalog: SPRING 2018 p. 143
ISBN 9788862085878 TRADE
List Price: $55.00 CDN $72.50
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Published by Arena Editions.
Essay by Eugenia Parry.
Adam Fuss has emerged as one of the bold and truly creative artists utilizing photography today. Fuss's photograms clearly break from those of his predecessors Man Ray, Moholy-Nagy and Talbot, and while striking a chord of homage, the images redefine how and what we see in pictures, both viscerally and intellectually. Like an eighteenth-century experimenter, Fuss utilizes organic and raw materials in an unusual approach, revealing spiritual and emotional process. Laid atop the paper for hours, and even days, colorization is recorded with a stroboscopic flash. Live snakes, the entrails of rabbits, eggs, cow liver, sperm, flowers, and stained glass circumscribe the vital, often mysterious energies emitted from these pictures. This book, the first major monograph of the artist's work, makes an important contribution to current discussions of photography's past and the question of its future.
Clothbound, 9 x 11 in. / 128 pgs / 53 color / 10 bw.
Pub Date 2/2/2004
Out of print
Catalog: SPRING 2004
ISBN 9781891024917 TRADE
List Price: $35.00 CDN $40.00
Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers.
Edited by Thomas Kellein.
With Jacques-Louis Daguerre, William Talbot Fox, Etienne Jules-Marey and William Blake as his predecessors, Adam Fuss creates photograms and daguerreotypes that evoke a general poetic and spiritual vision akin to urbanites of the 1800s, people who have lost contact with nature and God. While technically seeking to refine the beginnings of photography, Fuss attempts, in the 100 new works presented here, to record life and death. Colorful spirals created by pendulums lead into great depths; snakes create geometric waves in water; loving pairs of rabbits appear in silhouette; a hunched woman cries; sunflowers sprout withered leaves and broken stems; otherwise placid water bears the concentric marks of water drops; the shadows of silvery children's clothing hover in mid-air; light reflects on birds in flight--and all, for Fuss, mark the simultaneous presence and absence of the corporeal under the title My Ghost.
Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 112 pgs / 114 color.
Pub Date 5/2/2003
Out of print
Catalog: FALL 2003
ISBN 9781891024764 TRADE
List Price: $35.00 CDN $40.00