Adam Fuss

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Arena Editions, 1997 - Photography - 131 pages
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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, viscerally and intellectually. Like an eighteenth-century experimenter, Fuss utilizes organic and raw materials in an unusual approach, revealing spiritual and emotional process. 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 to date, has been widely acclaimed as one of the finest art books of 1997. The reprint appears in conjunction with the artist's mid-career retrospective at the Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland.

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Fuss has created some of the most exquisite photography of the last two decades. By laying objects directly on photosensitive materials he bypasses the mechanism of the camera and places greater ... Read full review


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Parry is an independent scholar based in New Mexico who has published extensively on Degas.

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