Scissors, Paper, Stone: Expressions of Memory in Contemporary Photographic Art

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MQUP, Jun 27, 2007 - Art - 342 pages
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Langford organizes the book around the conceit of the child's game scissors, paper, stone, using it to ground her discussion of the tensions between remembering and forgetting, the intersection of memory and imagination, and the relationship between memory and history. Scissors, Paper, Stone explores the great variety of photographic art produced by Canadian artists as expressions of memory. Their work, including images by Carl Beam, Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge, Donigan Cumming, Stan Denniston, Robert Houle, Robert Minden, Michael Snow, Diana Thorneycroft, Jeff Wall, and Jin-me Yoon, is presented as part of a rich interdisciplinary study of contemporary photography and how it has shaped modern memory.

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Martha Langford holds a Concordia University Research Chair in Art History and is the author of A Cold War Tourist and His Camera and Suspended Conversations: The Afterlife of Memory in Photographic Albums.

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