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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Inc.; 1St Edition edition (May 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714848638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714848631
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 8.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'[Shore's] exquisitely composed colour photographs became the benchmark for documenting our consumer-driven, fast-living world.' Lexus magazine 'fascinating' Metro 'One of the most remarkable, yet understated imagists of modern photography - Shore's skill at capturing mundane scenes and transforming them into crisp, fascinating images is unparalleled.' Gay Times 'Stephen Shore's American Surfaces covers rather familiar territory from 1972 and '73, yet it feels like a gift, and comes wrapped in that. The book itself-just and inch or so wider than a standard hardcover-is being sold inside a pouch mocked up to look like a bright yellow-orange Kodak color-finishing envelope...brilliant.' Art and Auction 'Looking at the pictures is like immersing yourself in a stranger's scrapbook, but in Shore's eyes, these people, these places, these plates of food are at once generic and iconic. ...a coffee cup on wood-grain Formica or the dusty sole of a woman's bare foot is transformed into a casual epiphany.' Vince Aletti, The New Yorker 'A wonderful collection of snap-shot photographs taken at the beginning of a remarkable career.' Picture

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At the age of 17, STEPHEN SHORE (b. 1947) was a regular at Andy Warhol's Factory. By the age of 23 he became the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Shore is an unrivalled pioneer in his field, and his work has been exhibited in numerous museums worldwide and has influenced generations of photographers. In 1982 he was appointed Director of the Photography Program at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where he is the Susan Weber Soros Professor in the Arts.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By W. Rosen on August 15, 2009
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While I prefer Uncommon Places, this is still an outstanding collection of early color photography and road trip imagery. If you can find it pick up a copy of the hardcover edition which comes housed in an old fashioned Kodak style film bag.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Will on March 29, 2014
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Stephen shore's classic. A important book for the contemporany photography. Everybody should have one. Really importante to understand the american paysage, the society and the people.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve on December 28, 2013
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Gave this to my professional photographer son. He really likes the book. He received several others as well. good buy.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. Gillotte on July 25, 2008
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This book looks great and has an incredible collection of photographs printed at actual size. Really nice addition to my library.
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