Art photography now

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Thames & Hudson, 2006 - Art - 224 pages
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Photography helped shape art in the late twentieth century; in the twenty-first, it has begun to dominate it. Not only are major international museums and galleries devoting blockbuster exhibitions to the medium, but artist-photographers are also being celebrated as contemporary masters, with their pieces commanding unprecedented prices. This survey presents the work of eighty of the artist-photographers in the world - such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall, Sophie Calle, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin, Martin Parr, Allan Sekula, Boris Mikhailov, Inez van Lamsweerde, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Sam Taylor-Wood and many more. Introductions to each section outline the current genres and consider why photographers are attracted to certain themes. Each photographer's work is then presented in sequence, with commentaries by the author highlighting the artís most important aspects. A general introduction sets out the historical relationship between art and photography from the early nineteenth century and discusses the art world's embrace of the medium in recent decades. 'Art photography now' is a guide to the essential aspects of contemporary photography.

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User Review  - Jocelyn Green - Goodreads

Great inspiring photos with littles bits about the images created and the photographer, good for referencing. Read full review

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User Review  - Polly Alexandra - Goodreads

I loved this book. The images are incredible and it was great to read into more depth about the artists that were involved. Read full review



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