In A Lonely Place

In A Lonely Place

Book - 2011
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Although these series illustrate distinct subject matter, they share Crewdson's unique preoccupations and compelling aesthetic. "Fireflies" is the result of two solitary summer months spent photographing the fireflies that came alive at dusk each evening. "Beneath the Roses" depicts the homes, streets, and forests of unnamed small towns, revealing emotionally charged moments in the lives of seemingly ordinary individuals. In "Sanctuary," haunting images of the legendary Italian film studio Cinecitt#65533; capture the beauty of the decaying film sets. Texts from curators of the exhibition and Crewdson himself offer fresh insight and examine the parallels between these seemingly disparate subjects.

Celebrating some of the artist's greatest work, this volume is a must-have for any Crewdson fan and the perfect introduction to those discovering him for the first time.

Praise for Gregory Crewdson: In a Lonely Place :

"Whether one is exploring Crewdson's work for the first time, or revisiting his images, text from both the artist himself and the curators involved gives the reader a personal interaction with Crewdson that illustrates his passion for capturing the lives of others."

-- Huffington Post

 

Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2011
ISBN: 9781419701108
141970110X
Branch Call Number: 779 C867i 2011
Characteristics: 158 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 32 cm

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padanx
Jan 27, 2016

Adequate coverage of artist and work, but needs to be much better.

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abysis212
Apr 10, 2013

Lovely book. Gregory Crewdson creates some fascinating images. Many of which in this book are staged but intended not to be experienced as such. It has the effect of creating a very surealistic feel to much of his work. The book size is nice for viewing his photos, the print quality is very nice, the layout of the book is excellent (I hate double page spreads that ruin photos and thankfully this book has none), and many of the photos are very nice as well. Personally, I find some of the work a bit too overworked in photoshop and/or unattractively staged. I get what he is trying to go for and it is such a tough this to pull off that I don't think he always suceeds here. Its still a good book for photographers to study.

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