- Hardcover: 188 pages
- Publisher: Aperture; Revised edition (June 15, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1931788340
- ISBN-13: 978-1931788342
- Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 0.9 x 10.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 54 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #818,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places: The Complete Works Hardcover – June 15, 2005
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A teenaged photographic aspirant who hung around at Andy Warhols factory in its mid-60s heyday, Shore found success early: his first show at New Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art was held when he was only 23. These 152 full-page, full-color shots comprise his serial project of the 70s, "Uncommon Places," which documented roadside America with a dispassionate, Andy-like emptiness. Its an aesthetic that has been endlessly co-opted by American filmmakers like Gus Van Sant and Jim Jarmusch, but some of these 12 7/8" × 10 5/16" shots of prairies, parking lots, polyester-clad couples and plastic hotel furnishings manage to seem fresh nonetheless. Shores concluding interview with Lynn Tillman makes the Warhol connection explicit, and argues for a kind of meaning-making from the void: "Formalism often sounds like a kind of visual nicety, but if I use it, thats not how I mean it." Beautiful, lush reproductions with minimal captions allow the photos to speak for themselves.
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With the publication of Aperture's Uncommon Places: The Complete Works, Shore's prescient document will finally be available in all its breadth and complexity.
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For lovers of New Topographics and color photograpy this book is a must.
So many plates, so beautiful, so varied (topographics, objects and interiors, portraits...)... browsing and watching the book for the first time was such a pleasant photo bombardment. The adecuate size of the book and the prints within (27 cms x 20 cms) contribute to deepen the experience. Very nice finish with white background for both the inner pages and the hardcover. Dustcover photos excel too.
Highly recommendable, this book is a must