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Stephen Shore: American Surfaces Paperback – Jun 18 2008


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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; 1St Edition edition (June 18 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714848638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714848631
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 2.5 x 24.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #309,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review

"As a recorder of the fleeting but highly charged moments in the everyday, the weight of Shore's influence is undeniable."-Creative Review "[Shore's] exquisitely composed colour photographs became the benchmark for documenting our consumer-driven, fast-living world."-Lexus magazine "Fascinating."-Metro "One of the most remarkable, yet understated imagists of modern photography - Shore's skill at capturing mundane scenes and transforming them into crisp, fascinating images is unparalleled."-Gay Times "Stephen Shore's American Surfaces covers rather familiar territory from 1972 and '73, yet it feels like a gift, and comes wrapped in that. The book itself-just and inch or so wider than a standard hardcover-is being sold inside a pouch mocked up to look like a bright yellow-orange Kodak color-finishing envelope... Brilliant."-Art and Auction "Looking at the pictures is like immersing yourself in a stranger's scrapbook, but in Shore's eyes, these people, these places, these plates of food are at once generic and iconic... A coffee cup on wood-grain Formica or the dusty sole of a woman's bare foot is transformed into a casual epiphany."-Vince Aletti, The New Yorker "A wonderful collection of snap-shot photographs taken at the beginning of a remarkable career."-Picture

About the Author

At the age of 17, Stephen Shore (b.1947) was a regular at Andy Warhol's Factory. By the age of 23, he became the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. An unrivalled pioneer in his field, his work has been exhibited in numerous museums worldwide and influenced generations of photographers. In 1982 he was appointed Director of the Photography Program at Bard College, New York where he is now the Susan Weber Soros Professor in the Arts.


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