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Titre Niagara / Alec Soth ; essays by Philip Brookman and Richard Ford.
Auteur Soth, Alec, 1969- photographer
Éditeur [London] : MACK, [2018]
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Genre Illustrated works
Sujet anglais Soth, Alec, 1969-
Photography, Artistic.
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- Pictorial works.
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.
Genre Ouvrages illustrés
Sujet français Soth, Alec, 1969-
Photographie artistique
Niagara, Chutes du (N.Y. et Ont.) -- Ouvrages illustrés
Niagara, Chutes du (N.Y. et Ont.) -- Moeurs et coutumes -- Ouvrages illustrés
Collaboration Brookman, Philip, writer of supplementary textual content.
Ford, Richard, 1944- writer of supplementary textual content.
Description 84 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 32 cm + 1 color poster.
Note "First edition published by Steidl 2008"--Colophon.
Accompanied by poster.
Bibliographie Includes bibliographical references.
Résumé In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut monograph Sleeping by the Mississippi, Alec Soth turned his eye to another iconic body of water, Niagara Falls. As with his photographs of the Mississippi, Soth's pictures of Niagara are less about natural wonder than human desire. "I went to Niagara for the same reason as the honeymooners and suicide jumpers," says Soth, "the relentless thunder of the Falls just calls for big passion." Working over the course of two years on both the American and Canadian sides of the Falls using a large-format 8x10 camera, the photographs are rigorously composed and richly detailed. Soth depicts newlyweds and naked lovers, motel parking lots and pawn shop wedding rings. Throughout the book, Soth has interspersed a number of love letters from the subjects he photographed. We read about teenage crushes, workplace affairs, heartbreak and suicide. Oscar Wilde wrote of the Falls, "The sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life." In Soth's Niagara, we see both the passion and the disappointment. His pictures are a remarkable portrayal of modern love and its aftermath.
ISBN 9781912339259 (hardback)
978191233925 (invalid)
   
   
 
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 MORDECAI-RICHLER - Adultes - Nouveautés    EN TRANSIT
 
 
 
   
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