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Since winning the Turner Prize in 2000 for his 1990s oeuvre of portraits and snapshots, German-born photographer Wolfgang Tillmans has increasingly gravitated towards the abstract and material-specific properties of his medium. Following Blushes, the Freischwimmer series and the monochromatic Silver series, his most recent abstract works--of which the creased and folded Lighter series is perhaps the most significant--treat the photograph, and especially photographic paper itself, no longer as a reproductive medium, but as a material object. In Tillmans' paper drop photographs, the paper's physical folds and curves are photographed to produce geometric, tactile compositions. Other works oscillate more elusively between photograph and object, always thriving in the interplay. For me, the abstract picture is already objective because it's a concrete object and represents itself, Tillmans observes; the paper on which the picture is printed is for me an object, there is no separating the picture from that which carries it. That's why I like to show photographs sometimes framed and sometimes not, just taped to the wall. These most recent works are gathered for the first time in this book. Lighter also includes an extensive section of installation views--taken by Tillmans himself--that offers the reader a direct experience of the artist's visual cosmos as presented in recent exhibitions, including his last retrospective, which was seen at various major venues in the United States.

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According to photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, For the chosen few, flying Concorde is apparently a glamorous but cramped and slightly boring routine while to watch it in air, landing or taking off is a strange and free spectacle, a super modern anachronism and an image of the desire to overcome time and distance through technology. With no text other than the inner-front flap's description, this fourth printing of Tillmans' iconic artist's book consists of 62 color photographs of the Concorde airplane--taking off, landing or in flight, and sometimes as just a tiny, bird-like silhouette in the sky. The photographs speak of both the beauty and the environmental devastation produced by this fabled French airplane, both sides of which Tillmans captures in his casual yet formally elegant signature style.

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Text by Julie Ault, Daniel Birnbaum, Joachim Jaeger.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783775721875
Author:
Tillmans, Wolfgang
Publisher:
Hatje Cantz Publishers
Essay by:
Ault, Julie
Essay by:
Birnbaum, Daniel
Essay:
Ault, Julie
Essay:
Birnbaum, Daniel
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
399
Dimensions:
12.06x9.92x1.58 in. 6.32 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Annuals
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Anthologies and History
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Reference » Science Reference » Technology
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"Synopsis" by , According to photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, For the chosen few, flying Concorde is apparently a glamorous but cramped and slightly boring routine while to watch it in air, landing or taking off is a strange and free spectacle, a super modern anachronism and an image of the desire to overcome time and distance through technology. With no text other than the inner-front flap's description, this fourth printing of Tillmans' iconic artist's book consists of 62 color photographs of the Concorde airplane--taking off, landing or in flight, and sometimes as just a tiny, bird-like silhouette in the sky. The photographs speak of both the beauty and the environmental devastation produced by this fabled French airplane, both sides of which Tillmans captures in his casual yet formally elegant signature style.
"Synopsis" by , Text by Julie Ault, Daniel Birnbaum, Joachim Jaeger.
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