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Philip-Lorca diCorcia

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ISBN 10: 0870701452 / ISBN 13: 9780870701450
Published by Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2008
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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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

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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.

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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.

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Philip-Lorca diCorcia, born in 1953, attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Yale University. Since 1977 his work has been the subject of numerous one-man exhibitions. His photographs are in the collections of major institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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