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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (April 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811834948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811834940
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 11.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,247,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Published in conjunction with a solo exhibition of the artist's work held at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York City, this first book by the 2001 recipient of the prestigious International Center of Photography's Infinity Award for Young Photographer includes a three-page introductory essay by the artist (with cultural critic Gadi Taub) and 91 full-color family portraits, self-portraits, and abstractions. The dated and captioned images cover a nine-year period in Carucci's life, from 1993 until 2001. While the works in this monograph focus on the personal life of the 31-year-old photographer, who was born and educated in Israel, they also feature broader themes, such as love, marriage, intimacy, and privacy. The photographs are disconcerting in their attempt to examine and elevate everyday, and often overtly sexual, material to a fine art. This first book belongs in specialized library collections covering contemporary photography, but given the predominantly nonscholarly and visual nature of this monograph, academic librarians with limited budgets may need to pass. Cheryl Ann Lajos, Free Library of Philadelphia
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About the Author

Elinor Carucci was born in 1971 in Israel and received her B.F.A. from Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem. Her work has appeared in Nerve: The New Nude, as well as Love and Desire, both published by Chronicle Books. She lives and works in New York City.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By photogogue on February 19, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Technically splendid and affecting photography from a major new talent. Carucci brings a Nan Goldin-esque virtuosity to her chronicle of the intimate spheres of self and family.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. Dan on August 7, 2003
Format: Paperback
this book's simply moving, it's shows with very simple direct photos a very deep look into the artist's life and her realtion to family, lover, husbend, freinds and her own body. it manage to creat the exsact right tention between personal and univesral, makeing you feel as if the people shot in the photos are both extrwamly indevidual and at the same time iconic - as if the most perosnal emotions we have are a part of something larger.
someting that personaly intrest me is the sense of imaigrent in her photos showing very israely people and scenes combined beautifuly with that europian light and places.
it's one of the most moving photography i have seen.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 4, 2002
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This is a great book. The photographer managed to tell a beautiful story about the web of relationships in her life. I envy the simple and talented way she presents her life and the people she care for. I am sure that we will hear more about this raising star in the art of photography
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Elinor was relentless when photographing her family, her partner and herself. The color images are punchy and beautiful. Close up details of veins or the close up indentation of a zipper mark on the skin are in sharp contrast to the intimate moments in the bathtub with her partner or photographing her parents in their bedroom. Everything is out in the open in this book. You can't get much closer than this to intimacy, to family, and to life.
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By Michael Carnrike on February 6, 2012
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Great work! Carucci does a great job showing you a world that is hidden from us. We can use this book to get just a taste of another's experiences.
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