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The photograph as contemporary art (edition 2004)
The Photograph as Contemporary Art by Charlotte Cotton
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0500203806, Paperback)A short illustrated survey of the use of photography in contemporary art since the mid-1980s. The work of approximately 150 of the best-known artist-photographers are featured: Andreas Gursky, Nan Goldin, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Richard Billingham, Juergen Teller, Thomas Demand, Yinka Shonibare, Thomas Ruff, JeffWall, Wolfgang Tillmans, and many more. Themed chapters consider subjects such as narrative and storytelling in art photography, photographing the everyday and the insignificant, the use of photography in conceptual art, and the cool, detached, objective aesthetic prevalent in current art photography.
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Charlotte Cotton looks at the many different ways contemporary artists have embraced photography. The text explains the differences between artists such as Andreas Gursky, Nan Goldin and Gillian Wearing, and introduces the main techniques and personalities of the medium.
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