Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before (Hardback)Michael Fried (author)
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Among the photographers and video-makers whose work receives serious attention in this powerfully argued book are Jeff Wall, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, Luc Delahaye, Rineke Dijkstra, Patrick Faigenbaum, Roland Fischer, Thomas Demand, Candida Hoefer, Beat Streuli, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, James Welling, and Bernd and Hilla Becher. Future discussions of the new art photography will have no choice but to take a stand for or against Fried's conclusions.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 410
Weight: 2132 g
Dimensions: 273 x 191 x 34 mm
"Fried's book-more than any other I have read-challenges its readers to interpret more cogently the resurgence of the tableau in photographic form. The gauntlet has been tossed."-Robin Kelsey, Artforum -- Robin Kelsey * Artforum *
"A powerfully argued book, this is the new benchmark against which future discussions of photography must stand."-Ottawa XPress * Ottawa XPress *
Chosen as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 by Choice Magazine * Choice *
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