Thomas Ruff

Modernism

Author: Thomas Ruff,Markus Kramer

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

ISBN: 9783868282641

Category: Photography

Page: 141

View: 7601

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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: 4575

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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: 6116

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Thomas Ruff

Machines/maschinen

Author: Thomas Ruff,Caroline Flosdorff

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 103

View: 3794

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Essays by Caroline Flosdorff and Michael Stuber.

Jpegs

Author: Thomas Ruff,Bennett Simpson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597110938

Category: Photography

Page: 132

View: 6079

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Thomas Ruff is among the most important international photographers to emerge in the last fifteen years, and one of the most enigmatic and prolific of Bernd and Hilla Bechers former students, a group that includes Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer, and Axel Hutte. In 2007, Ruff completed his monumental Jpegs series in which he explores the distribution and reception of images in the digital age. Starting with images he culls primarily from the Web, Ruff enlarges them to a gigantic scale, which exaggerates the pixel patterns until they become sublime geometric displays of color. Many of Ruffs works in the series focus on idyllic, seemingly untouched landscapes, and conversely, scenes of war and nature disturbed by human manipulation. Taken together, these masterworks create an encyclopedic compendium of contemporary visual culture that also actively engages the history of landscape painting. A fittingly deluxe and oversized volume, Jpegs is the first monograph dedicated exclusively to the publication of Ruffs remarkable series.

Nudes

Author: Thomas Ruff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783829602747

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1142

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Author: Thomas A. Robinson,Lanette R. Ruff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199790876

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 2083

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The 1920s marked one of the greatest cultural shifts in American life, and the risque flapper became the icon of the period. But there was a counter image of the feminine; the decade was also the golden age for girl evangelists who defended traditional morals and traditional Christian beliefs and attitudes.

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: 4742

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Thomas Ruff

Author: Régis Durand,Centre national de la photographie (France),Actes sud (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 94

View: 3556

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Arcadian Visions

Pastoral Influences on Poetry, Painting and the Design of Landscape

Author: Allan R. Ruff

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 1909686670

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 7607

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book is about Arcadia and the pastoral tradition; what it has meant for successive generations and their vision of the landscape, as well as the implications this has had for its design and management. Today the concept of Arcadia, and way it has shaped our landscape, is dimly perceived and little understood by landscape architects and those responsible for the management of land. This is in marked contrast to previous centuries when the vision of Arcadia and the pastoral was implanted by education among the more privileged in society. Young men spent many hours translating and learning by rote the words of Virgil and other classical authors and on the Grand Tour they would be introduced to work of painters like Poussin and Claude and their interpretations of the Ideal pastoral landscape. Today Arcadia holds as powerful an influence as at any time in the past and it is important that we plan our urban environment in ways that harmonize with the natural world. Arcadian Visions provides an alternative landscape history for all those involved with the landscape - either through its design, management, use or enjoyment. It begins by examining the origins of Arcadia and the pastoral in the classical poetry of Theocritus and Virgil, and the effects of, and on, Christianity before outlining its development in renaissance Italy and subsequently in the Netherlands, America and England. It concludes by looking at how Arcadian ecology is bringing about a reappraisal of the pastoral in the 21st century.

Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before

Author: Michael Fried

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300136845

Category: Art

Page: 409

View: 4612

DOWNLOAD NOW »
From the late 1970s onward, serious art photography began to be made at large scale and for the wall. Michael Fried argues that this immediately compelled photographers to grapple with issues centering on the relationship between the photograph and the viewer standing before it that until then had been the province only of painting. Fried further demonstrates that certain philosophically deep problems—associated with notions of theatricality, literalness, and objecthood, and touching on the role of original intention in artistic production, first discussed in his contro­versial essay “Art and Objecthood” (1967)—have come to the fore once again in recent photography. This means that the photo­graphic “ghetto” no longer exists; instead photography is at the cutting edge of contemporary art as never before. Among the photographers and video-makers whose work receives serious attention in this powerfully argued book are Jeff Wall, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, Luc Delahaye, Rineke Dijkstra, Patrick Faigenbaum, Roland Fischer, Thomas Demand, Candida Höfer, Beat Streuli, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, James Welling, and Bernd and Hilla Becher. Future discussions of the new art photography will have no choice but to take a stand for or against Fried’s conclusions.

Eberswalde Library

Author: Gerhard Mack,Valeria Liebermann,Herzog & de Meuron

Publisher: AA Publishing

ISBN: 9781902902081

Category: Architecture

Page: 64

View: 9306

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Describes the library designed by Herzog & de Meuron in collaboration with artist Thomas Ruff.

No Two Alike

Author: Kevin Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783903228870

Category:

Page: 160

View: 3244

DOWNLOAD NOW »
No Two Alike documents an exhibition curated by Ulrike Meyer Stump as part of Cincinnati's 2018 FotoFocus Biennial, 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 avant-garde. 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.

The Düsseldorf School of Photography

Photographs 1961-2008

Author: Stefan Gronert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783829608084

Category: Photographers

Page: 320

View: 900

DOWNLOAD NOW »
"The German photographic movement commonly known as the Dusseldorf School of Photography has become synonymous with artistic excellence and innovation. It began in the mid-1970s at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, under the instruction of the photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher, known for their comparative grids of mundane industrial buildings captured with an objective and clinical eye. This school has not only birthed some of today's most important and successful photographers, but has also had a fundamental and lasting influence on the history of the medium. The Dusseldorf School of Photography presents over 160 images in a spectacular overview of the breadth of the Dusseldorf School from the early 1970s to today. This impeccable survey is filled with superb reproductions of the best-known photographs by three generations of key Dusseldorf artists: Bernd and Hilla Becher, Laurenz Berges, Elger Esser, Andreas Gursky, Candida Hofer, Axel Hutte, Simone Nieweg, Thomas Ruff, Jorg Sasse, Thomas Struth and Petra Wunderlich. With a scholarly text, extensive artist bios and a plate section dedicated to each of these artists, The Dusseldorf School of Photography offers the first comprehensive assessment of this important photographic movement-one that dominates the salesrooms and museums of our times."--Publisher description.

The Body and the Lens

Photography 1839 to the Present

Author: John Pultz

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 8081

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Pultz explores various issues in photography by focusing on one of its greatest subjects--the human body. He traces images of the body--male and female, child and adult, nude and clothed--from the tintypes of anonymous itinerant photographers to the great classic works of the masters of the medium to the artistic experiments of today. 125 illustrations, 32 in color.

Sleeping by the Mississippi

Author: N.A

Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 120

View: 7646

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Evolving from a series of road trips along the Mississippi River, Alec Soths Sleeping by the Mississippi captures Americas iconic yet oft-neglected third coast. Soths richly descriptive, large format color photographs describe an eclectic mix of individuals, landscapes, and interiors. Sensuous in detail and raw in subject, his book elicits a consistent mood of loneliness, longing and reverie. In the books forty-six ruthlessly edited pictures, writes Anne Wilkes Tucker, Soth alludes to illness, procreation, race, crime, learning, art, music, death, religion, redemption, politics, and cheap sex The coherence of the project places Soths book exactly within the tradition of Walker Evans American Photographs and Robert Franks The Americans. Like Franks classic book, Sleeping by the Mississippi merges a documentary style with a poetic sensibility. The Mississippi is less the subject of the book than its organizing structure. Not bound by a rigid concept or ideology, the series is created out of a quintessentially American spirit of wanderlust. This is the third print run and third new cover of a book which has become one of the most highly collected and widely acclaimed photo-books of recent times.

Shooting Space

Architecture in Contemporary Photography

Author: Elias Redstone

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714867427

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 6071

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A visual survey of contemporary artists’ photography of architecture, featuring the work of Andreas Gursky, Iwan Baan, Wolfgang Tillmans, Catherine Opie, Thomas Ruff, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and more. Since the invention of photography, architecture has proved a worthy subject for photographers. Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography showcases the relationship between the two practices. The book presents a broad spectrum of work from a diverse roster of renowned and emerging artists: Annie Leibovitz captures the construction of Renzo Piano’s New York Times building; James Welling revisits Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House; Walter Niedermayr shifts perspectives on SANAA’s sculptural designs. The book is divided into five chapters, covering collaborations between photographer and architect, global urbanization, alterations to the natural landscape, reappraised Modernist icons, and imagined environments. Presenting a fresh study of outstanding work in contemporary architectural photography, Shooting Space not only provides an engaging display of beautiful photography, but will reward the reader with a considered survey of our built environment.

Mikael Olsson

Södrakull Frösakull

Author: Mikael Olsson,Beatriz Colomina,Helena Mattsson,Hans Irrek

Publisher: Steidl Dap

ISBN: 9783869300597

Category: Photography

Page: 201

View: 7480

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Swedish artist Mikael Olsson (born 1969) here explores the heritage of Bruno Mathsson, one of Swedish modernism's leading designers, by colonizing and interacting with the remains of In Frosakull, a house that Mathsson both designed and inhabited. In another of Mathsson's houses, named Sodrakull, which has been better preserved, Olsson acted like a spy, sneaking around the exterior of the house with his camera.