Title: Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: DiCorcia, Philip-Lorca, Photographer
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: Fifth Printing.
Book features the photography of Philip-Lorca diCorcia, with an essay by Peter Galassi. Red cloth with black titling on spine, blind-stamped titling on front, tan end papers, illustrated throughout with fifty-five colour photographs, 80 pages. Dust jacket has very light edge and shelf wear, otherwise this handsome book is in great condition. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall-Oblong. Bookseller Inventory # 013284
Synopsis: Back in Print! Philip-Lorca diCorcia's inventively staged and exquisitely crafted color photographs occupy a special place in contemporary art. Operating in the gap between postmodern fiction and documentary fact, between slick convention and fresh perception, they deliver a powerful emotional charge. The 55 color plates in this book, dating from 1978 to 1994, trace the evolution of a compelling and influential body of work. Beginning with enigmatic domestic scenarios whose protagonists are the photographer's family and friends, diCorcia moved on to an ambitious series in which Hollywood drifters and hustlers are pictured as emblematic figures of contemporary America. He proceeded to deploy his probing curiosity amid the energy and turmoil of big-city streets, reinvigorating a rich photographic tradition that had been dormant for nearly a generation.
About the Author:
Philip-Lorca diCorcia was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1951. He received his MFA in Photography from Yale University in 1979. Published volumes accompany his solo exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art (Philip-Lorca diCorcia, 1995) and PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York (Streetwork 1993-1997, 1997; Heads, 2001; A Storybook Life, 2003). His work is included in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. He has been named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and has received multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. DiCorcia lives and works in New York City.
Peter Galassi is Chief Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art.
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