Thomas Ruff

Author: Thomas Ruff,Markus Kramer
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
ISBN: 9783868282641
Category: Photography
Page: 141
View: 6383
An examination of the powerful and complex aesthetic in the work of photographer Thomas Ruff

Photographic Objects

Thomas Ruff, Wade Guyton, Seth Price, Kelley Walker, Spiros Hadjidjanos
Author: Markus Kramer,Thomas Ruff
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
ISBN: 9783868283785
Category: Art
Page: 144
View: 983
For the first time, Photographic Objects traces important conceptual connections between the work of Thomas Ruff and that of a younger generation of artists. Against the backdrop of ongoing debates on the "nature of photography," Marcus Kramer has developed a new approach to pinpointing what distinguishes the photographic medium from all others. The book's detailed illustrations offer an extensive overview of the work of Thomas Ruff, Wade Guyton, Seth Price, Kelley Walker, and Spiros Hadjidjanos, while the theory postulated here forms a conceptual framework for the discussion of contemporary artistic practices.

Beyond the Architect's Eye

Photographs and the American Built Environment
Author: Mary N. Woods
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812223098
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 4846
Typical architectural photography freezes buildings in an ideal moment and rarely captures what photographer Berenice Abbott called the medium's power to depict "how the past jostled the present." In Beyond the Architect's Eye, Mary N. Woods expands on this range of images through a rich analysis that commingles art, amateur, and documentary photography, genres usually not considered architectural but that often take the built environment as their subject. Woods explores how photographers used their built environment to capture the disparate American landscapes prior to World War II, when urban and rural areas grew further apart in the face of skyscrapers, massive industrialization, and profound cultural shifts. Central to this study is the work of Alfred Stieglitz, Frances Benjamin Johnston, and Marion Post Wolcott, but Woods weaves a wider narrative that also includes Alice Austen, Gertrude Käsebier, Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Helen Levitt, Lisette Model, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Morgan and Marvin Smith, Eudora Welty, Samuel Gottscho, Walker Evans, Max Waldman, and others. In such disparate places as New York City, the rural South, and the burgeoning metropolis of Miami, these unconventional architectural photographers observed buildings as deeply connected to their context. Whereas Stieglitz captured New York as the quintessential modern urban landscape in the period, the South was its opposite, a land supposedly frozen in the past. Yet just as this myth of the Old South crystallized in photographs like Johnston's, a New South shaped by popular culture and modern industry arose. Miami embodied both of these visions. In Wolcott's work, agricultural fields where stoop labor persisted were juxtaposed with Art Deco hotels, a popular modernism of the machine age that remade Miami Beach into a miniaturized "Manhattan on the beach." Beyond the Architect's Eye is a groundbreaking study that melds histories of American art, cities, and architecture with visual studies of landscape, photography, and cultural geography.

Fotografien 1979-heute

Author: Thomas Ruff,Per Bj Boym
Publisher: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 267
View: 5959

Modernism as Memory

Building Identity in the Federal Republic of Germany
Author: Kathleen James-Chakraborty
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 145295626X
Category: Architecture
Page: 336
View: 6878
After World War II, West Germans and West Berliners found ways of communicating both their recent sufferings and aspirations for stable communities through buildings that fused the ruins of historicist structures with new constructions rooted in the modernism of the 1910s and ‘20s. As Modernism as Memory illustrates, these postwar practices undergird the approaches later taken in influential structures created or renovated in Berlin following the fall of the Wall, including the Jewish Museum and the Reichstag, the New Museum and the Topography of Terror. While others have characterized contemporary Berlin’s museums and memorials as postmodern, Kathleen James-Chakraborty argues that these environments are examples of an “architecture of modern memory” that is much older, more complex, and historically contingent. She reveals that churches and museums repaired and designed before 1989 in Düren, Hanover, Munich, Neviges, Pforzheim, Stuttgart, and Weil am Rhein contributed to a modernist precedent for the relationship between German identity and the past developed since then in the Ruhr region and in Berlin. Modernism as Memory demonstrates that how one remembers can be detached from what one remembers, contrasting ruins with recollections of modernism to commemorate German suffering, the Holocaust, and the industrial revolution, as well as new spaces for Islam in the country.

Das Bild des Menschen in der Fotografie

die Porträts von Thomas Ruff
Author: Patricia Drück,Thomas Ruff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783496013105
Category: Portrait photography
Page: 301
View: 4093

The Story of Post-Modernism

Five Decades of the Ironic, Iconic and Critical in Architecture
Author: Charles Jencks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119960096
Category: Architecture
Page: 296
View: 3433
In The Story of Post-Modernism, Charles Jencks, the authority on Post-Modern architecture and culture, provides the defining account of Post-Modern architecture from its earliest roots in the early 60s to the present day. By breaking the narrative into seven distinct chapters, which are both chronological and overlapping, Jencks charts the ebb and flow of the movement, the peaks and troughs of different ideas and themes. The book is highly visual. As well as providing a chronological account of the movement, each chapter also has a special feature on the major works of a given period. The first up-to-date narrative of Post-Modern Architecture - other major books on the subject were written 20 years ago. An accessible narrative that will appeal to students who are new to the subject, as well as those who can remember its heyday in the 70s and 80s.

The Technological Hand

Author: Markus Kramer
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
ISBN: 9783868289091
Page: 164
View: 969
Technological processes blur the boundaries between painting, photography, and conceptual art - a book on the innovative pictorial inventions of the 21st century.

Die Düsseldorfer Photoschule

Photographien 1961-2008
Author: Stefan Gronert
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783829602914
Category: Photography
Page: 319
View: 9655

Eberswalde Library

Author: Gerhard Mack,Valeria Liebermann,Herzog & de Meuron
Publisher: AA Publishing
ISBN: 9781902902081
Category: Architecture
Page: 64
View: 1558
Describes the library designed by Herzog & de Meuron in collaboration with artist Thomas Ruff.

Michael Fried and Philosophy

Modernism, Intention, and Theatricality
Author: Mathew Abbott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317191846
Category: Philosophy
Page: 268
View: 4916
This volume brings philosophers, art historians, intellectual historians, and literary scholars together to argue for the philosophical significance of Michael Fried’s art history and criticism. It demonstrates that Fried’s work on modernism, artistic intention, the ontology of art, theatricality, and anti-theatricality can throw new light on problems in and beyond philosophical aesthetics. Featuring an essay by Fried and articles from world-leading scholars, this collection engages with philosophical themes from Fried’s texts, and clarifies the relevance to his work of philosophers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Stanley Cavell, Morris Weitz, Elizabeth Anscombe, Arthur Danto, George Dickie, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Schiller, G. W. F. Hegel, Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Denis Diderot, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Roland Barthes, Jacques Rancière, and Søren Kierkegaard. As it makes a case for the importance of Fried for philosophy, this volume contributes to current debates in analytic and continental aesthetics, philosophy of action, philosophy of history, political philosophy, modernism studies, literary studies, and art theory.

No Two Alike

Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff
Author: Ulrike Meyer Stump
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783903228870
Category: Photograms
Page: 160
View: 7611
'No Two Alike' documents an exhibition curated by Ulrike Meyer Stump as part of Cincinnati's 2018 FotoFocus Biennal, with its general theme 'Open Archive'.The combination of Blossfeldt's biomorphism and Bruguière's abstraction offers clues for the understanding of British modernism and offers insight into the role photography and photobooks played in the British avantgarde.Throughout his career, Thomas Ruff has expressed great interest in the history of photography and has repeatedly shown a special affinity with Blossfeldt (particularly in his 'Negatives' series); Bruguière's abstract light compositions, on the other hand, have strong formal ties to Ruff's photograms.'No two Alike' expresses the three artists' mutual interest in the variant as a creative principle, also advancing the idea that each of these bodies of work presents a variant of the other.Design by Müller & Wesse, Stephan Müller.Accompanies the exhibition 'No Two Alike: Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff', 21 Sep 2018 - 13 Jan 2019, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati.This title is a 2 volume set.

The African American Roots of Modernism

From Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance
Author: James Edward Smethurst
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807834637
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
View: 3219
The period between 1880 and 1918, at the end of which Jim Crow was firmly established and the Great Migration of African Americans was well under way, was not the nadir for black culture, James Smethurst reveals, but instead a time of profound response fr

Thomas Demand

Author: Stefan Berg,Thomas Demand,Kunstverein Freiburg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783922675327
Category: Photography, Artistic
Page: 48
View: 5269

Menzels Realismus

Kunst und Verkörperung im Berlin des 19. Jahrhunderts
Author: Michael Fried
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783770543946
Category: Art, German
Page: 344
View: 3873

The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography

Author: Michael R. Peres
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136106138
Category: Photography
Page: 880
View: 3621
*Searchable CD ROM containing the entire book (including images) *Over 450 color images, plus never before published images provided by the George Eastman House collection, as well as images from Ansel Adams, Howard Schatz, and Jerry Uelsmann to name just a few The role and value of the picture cannot be matched for accuracy or impact. This comprehensive treatise, featuring the history and historical processes of photography, contemporary applications, and the new and evolving digital technologies, will provide the most accurate technical synopsis of the current, as well as early worlds of photography ever compiled. This Encyclopedia, produced by a team of world renown practicing experts, shares in highly detailed descriptions, the core concepts and facts relative to anything photographic. This Fourth edition of the Focal Encyclopedia serves as the definitive reference for students and practitioners of photography worldwide, expanding on the award winning 3rd edition. In addition to Michael Peres (Editor in Chief), the editors are: Franziska Frey (Digital Photography), J. Tomas Lopez (Contemporary Issues), David Malin (Photography in Science), Mark Osterman (Process Historian), Grant Romer (History and the Evolution of Photography), Nancy M. Stuart (Major Themes and Photographers of the 20th Century), and Scott Williams (Photographic Materials and Process Essentials)

Flash Art

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
View: 1960


Eine symbolische Revolution
Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518741853
Category: Social Science
Page: 921
View: 3734
Wie vollzieht sich eine symbolische Revolution? Wann hat sie Erfolg? Am Beispiel des Begründers der modernen Malerei, Édouard Manet, geht der große französische Soziologe diesen Fragen in seinen bahnbrechenden Vorlesungen am Collège de France aus den Jahren 1998 bis 2000 nach. Begleitet werden die Vorlesungen von einem Manuskript über Manet, an dem Bourdieu mit seiner Frau Marie-Claire gearbeitet hat. Eine Entdeckung! Bourdieu situiert Manets Malerei in der Krise der Kunst Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts – in einem Moment, in dem zum einen die Zahl der Künstler zunimmt und zum anderen die staatliche Autorität in der Beurteilung des Wertes von Kunst fundamental in Frage gestellt wird. In dieser Situation bricht Manet mit den Regeln der akademischen Malerei und revolutioniert die gesamte ästhetische Ordnung. Seine Gemälde sind als Kampfansagen zu verstehen: an die Bewahrer des Akademismus, an den Populismus der Realisten, an den kommerziellen Ekklektizismus der Genremaler und sogar an den im Entstehen begriffenen Impressionismus. Solche symbolischen Revolutionen, so arbeitet Bourdieu heraus, sind nur vor dem Hintergrund der Konstellationen des gesamten kulturellen Feldes zu erklären. Mit seinen Studien zu Manet hat Bourdieu nicht weniger als ein Grundlagenwerk der Kunstsoziologie geschaffen.

Die Kunst der Gegenwart

Author: Charlotte Bonham-Carter,David Hodge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783763025503
Page: 256
View: 7334