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Recreation: American Photographs 1973-1988

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One of America's most distinguished colour photographers, the work of Mitch Epstein has featured in exhibitions across the world. This book features images culled from his 30-year portfolio, including many previously unpublished examples. These pictures, made in the 1970s and 80s, offer a window into the beginning and breadth of Mitch Epstein's career. Most of these photographs are previously unpublished--culled from 15 years of work that addresses the theme of American recreation. Epstein's interpretation of leisure in the United States is characteristically subtle, ranging and sharp-witted, his wit is laced with compassion as he turns rituals of boredom and beauty, excess and denial, alienation and possibility into a distillation of modern America. Ordinary things here startle, while the extraordinary appears at perfect ease in the world. Sixty-six full colour glossy plates each opposite a (mostly blank) title page. Large, heavy book. Dust jacket has repaired tear on lower edge of back and short tear at top right corner of the front.

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Added value:
Scarce in UK
Author(s):
Epstein, Mitch
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
43cm x 28cm
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3865210848
ISBN-13:
9783865210845
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Steidl

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One of America's most distinguished colour photographers, the work of Mitch Epstein has featured in exhibitions across the world. This book features images culled from his 30-year portfolio, including many previously unpublished examples. These pictures, made in the 1970s and 80s, offer a window into the beginning and breadth of Mitch Epstein's career. Most of these photographs are previously unpublished--culled from 15 years of work that addresses the theme of American recreation. Epstein's interpretation of leisure in the United States is characteristically subtle, ranging and sharp-witted, his wit is laced with compassion as he turns rituals of boredom and beauty, excess and denial, alienation and possibility into a distillation of modern America. Ordinary things here startle, while the extraordinary appears at perfect ease in the world. Sixty-six full colour glossy plates each opposite a (mostly blank) title page. Large, heavy book. Dust jacket has repaired tear on lower edge of back and short tear at top right corner of the front.

Added value:
Scarce in UK
Author(s):
Epstein, Mitch
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
43cm x 28cm
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3865210848
ISBN-13:
9783865210845
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Steidl

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