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American surfaces

Author: Stephen Shore
Publisher: London ; New York : Phaidon, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"American Surfaces, Stephen Shore's largely unpublished series of photographs from 1972-3, took documentary photography to a new level. When first exhibited at the Light Gallery in New York this visual diary of Shore's travels across the United States confounded critics. Displayed as hundreds and hundreds of colour photographs, processed simply at Kodak's labs in New Jersey, they were a stark contrast to the formal,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shore, Stephen, 1947-
American surfaces.
London ; New York : Phaidon, 2005
(OCoLC)754706234
Named Person: Stephen Shore; Stephen Shore; Stephen Shore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Shore
ISBN: 0714845078 9780714845074 9780714848631 0714848638
OCLC Number: 57751042
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 231 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction310 photographs presented chronologically
Responsibility: Stephen Shore.

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A photo-diary of Stephen Shore's experience crossing America in the 1970s.  Read more...

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'[Shore's] exquisitely composed colour photographs became the benchmark for documenting our consumer-driven, fast-living world.' Lexus magazine 'fascinating' Metro 'One of the most remarkable, yet Read more...

 
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