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Darren Almond: Fullmoon

Holzwarth, Hans Werner

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Title: Darren Almond: Fullmoon

Publisher: Taschen

Binding: Hardcover

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In Fullmoon, the conceptual meets the poetic: British artist Darren Almond catches natural archetypes and silent landscapes in night photographs made under a full moon, with the shutter kept open for over a quarter of an hour. This book collects roughly 250 images which Almond captured following the full moon around the globe. Num Pages: 360 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: AJB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 306 x 310 x 39. Weight in Grams: 2764. . 2015. Mul. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783836546614

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Synopsis: Poetic nightscapes: Darren Almond's nocturnal nature series
  In  Full Moon, the conceptual meets the poetic: British artist  Darren Almond catches natural archetypes and silent landscapes in night photographs made under a full moon, with the shutter kept open for over a quarter of an hour. The long exposure time illuminates the landscape almost like daybreak, but the atmosphere is different. There is a mild glow emanating even from the shadows, star-lines cross the sky, and water blankets the earth like a misty froth. The enhanced moonlight infuses the pictures with a haunted quality, casting the landscapes in an unease that is wholly of our time, as a contemporary notion of the sublime. The work is about time, both in its contemplation of timeless qualities in the landscape and of photography as a medium to record its passage.

The book collects roughly 250 images which Almond captured following the full moon around the globe. Natural monuments like Yosemite National Park or the German Isle of Rügen draw links to Romantic paintings, from Albert Bierstadt and Caspar David Friedrich respectively, and the whole series circles around the possibility of Romantic themes today: majestic American mountains, austere Arctic ice fields, picturesque rocks by the seascape in Japan, or, most intimately viewed, the nature of Britain, whose painterly subjects are closest to home. This book covers the complete series started at the turn of the century and continuing today in full-page illustrations, the thoughts and references elucidated in essays on the role of photography in our media-saturated times and on the memories within the landscape that become visible in Almond?s work.

Also available in three Art Editions, all numbered and signed by the artist.

Product Description: Lunar lens: Darren Almond?s nocturnal nature series   In Fullmoon, the conceptual meets the poetic: British artist Darren Almond catches natural archetypes and silent landscapes in night photographs made under a full moon, with the shutter kept open for over a quarter of an hour. The long exposure time illuminates the landscape almost like daybreak, but the atmosphere is different: a mild glow emanates even from the shadows, star-lines cross the sky, and water blankets the earth like a misty froth. The enhanced moonlight infuses the pictures with a haunting quality, casting the landscapes in a sense of the sublime and in a contemplation both of time, and of the preciousness of our natural surroundings.

This book collects roughly 260 images which Almond captured following the full moon around the globe. The whole series circles around the possibility of Romantic themes today: majestic American mountains, austere Arctic ice fields, picturesque rocks by the seashore in Japan, and, most intimately viewed, the nature of Britain, whose painterly subjects are closest to home. This book covers all parts of the series from the turn of the century up until today, with an introduction by Sheena Wagstaff, head of the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and an in-depth essay by writer and critic Brian Dillon.

Also available in three Art Editions, all numbered and signed by the artist.   Text in English, French, and German

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