Documenting Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Redevelopment of Downtown Los Angeles
Published by East of Borneo Books. Edited with introduction by Edward Dimendberg. Foreword by Thomas Lawson. Text by Louis Adamic, James Baker, et al.
Allan Sekula (1951–2013), photographer, artist, filmmaker, scholar, teacher and activist, devoted much of his life to the theory and practice of social documentary. This posthumous volume presents a collaborative exploration he initiated to examine downtown Los Angeles as its redevelopment peaked with the construction of Frank Gehry's cultural icon. Designed as an exploration of the impact of Gehry's building, the book challenges civic complacency by engaging a vital counter-tradition of social documentary investigation. Including a previously unpublished essay by Sekula on the challenges of representing the city, an interview with him about the 2005 exhibition Facing the Music which he curated for the gallery at REDCAT, and an overview of the building's history and the continuing urban transformations it has catalyzed, this publication is a unique record of social and artistic engagement in a metropolis often thought to inhibit such efforts.
PUBLISHER East of Borneo Books
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 10.5 x 10 in. / 204 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/24/2015 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2015 p. 114
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780692312445TRADE List Price: $54.95 CDN $72.50 GBP £48.99
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Published by Generali Foundation, Vienna. Introduction by Sabine Breitwiesser. Foreward by Karner Dietrich. Interview by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh.
Allan Sekula has devoted his artistic and documentary oeuvre to researching and recording the world of labor and its transformation in the face of the global economy. From early performances enacted as part of the California anti-war movement to his latest work, Black Tide, which documents the Prestige oil tanker disaster on the Gallic coast of Spain, this volume presents a comprehensive overview of Sekula's visual work and texts. In addition to a retrospective look at his artistic and documentary projects, Performance Under Working Conditions will collect Sekula's important theoretical writings on photography, including texts from Photography Against the Grain, now out of print.
PUBLISHER Generali Foundation, Vienna
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8.25 x 11 in. / 350 pgs / 108 color 29 bw / 136 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2003 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2003
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783901107405TRADE List Price: $55.00 CDN $65.00
Published by Richter Verlag. Essay by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh.
American artist and writer Allan Sekula spent seven years photographing harbors and port cities around the world. Starting out in Los Angeles and San Diego, he traveled as far as Korea, Scotland, and Poland, photographing the prosperity, poverty, and political powers that continue to play out in major port cities across the world. The result was Fish Story, a seven-chapter illustrated tomb with more than 900 color photographs, that questions what remains of our port cities in the wake of a globalized economy.