Stephen Shore: Transparencies - Small Camera Works 1971-1979

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Transparencies: Small Camera Works 1971-1979 offers an alternative account of one of the most fabled episodes in photographic history: the cross-country journeys that produced Stephen Shore’s luminous new vision of the American landscape, Uncommon Places. Along with his large-format camera, Shore also brought a 35mm Leica on his travels. The images made with it, on luminous colour slide film, are intimate, spontaneous and personal, while retaining Shore’s studied formal sensitivity. In these entirely unseen photographs, a parallel iteration of an iconic vision emerges like a piece of music played in a new key.

The vocabulary is familiar: highways and homes, phone boxes, fast food and sun-strewn parking lots. But the alternative format unmistakably re-envisions these subjects through distinct experiments with composition, attitude, and colour. Transparencies uncovers both a detail-oriented survey of the American landscape of the 1970s and a rigorous, imaginative exercise in form by an undisputed modern master.

This signed edition includes an extra image plate signed by the artist on the inside back cover.

Title: Transparencies - Small Camera Works 1971-1979
Publisher: Mack, 2020
Author: Britt Salvesen
Photographer: Stephen Shore
Graphic Design: -
Format: Hardcover
Size: 30 x 31 cm, 192 pages
ISBN: 9781912339709
Edition: -