Photography’s Antiquarian Avant Garde: The New Wave in Old Processes
Lyle Rexer

Photography's Antiquarian Avant Garde: The New Wave in Old Processes

Photography's Antiquarian Avant Garde: The New Wave in Old ProcessesPhotography’s Antiquarian Avant Garde: The New Wave in Old Processes
Lyle Rexer
Abrams
English

Donated by the OPW 2022.

 

Hardcover
159 Pages
250 x 300
2002
ISBN 9780810904026

 

 

Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde charts the full-blown rebellion of contemporary photographers against the advent of digital photography and their reversion to photographic methods used in the nineteenth century. These photographers seek to reengage the physical facts of photography, its material and processes, by turning to the history of photography for metaphors, technical information, and visual inspiration. The artists in this volume are from all over the world and use a wide array of photographic processes. Among the artists and processes featured are Chuck Close’s daguerreotypes, Sally Mann’s collodion prints, Jayne Hinds Bidaut’s photogram tintypes, Shirine Sharif’s photograms, Gabor Kerekes’s carbon dichromates, and Laurent Millet’s toned silver prints. For these artists, these steps into the past are a way to reimagine and redirect not only the photographic object, but also the act of photography itself.
About the Author
Lyle Rexer is a writer, curator, critic, and columnist, as well as a core faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, and he has contributed to The New York TimesArt in AmericaParkettDamn Magazine, and Photograph Magazine.
(source: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/author/R/L/au40059513.html)
About the Publisher
Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. The company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from middle grade to young adult fiction to picture books to board books.
(source: https://www.abramsbooks.com/about-abrams/)

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