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Crimes and splendors : the desert cantos of Richard Misrach

Author: Anne Tucker; Richard Misrach; Rebecca Solnit; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Publisher: Boston : Bulfinch Press/Little Brown and Co., ©1996.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The beauty, mystery, and abuse of the American desert are topics explored by Richard Misrach in his breathtaking Desert Cantos series, one of the most ambitious and innovative photographic projects of our time. Evolving over the course of two decades, the series now comprises eighteen numbered and named subseries, or cantos, and a prologue.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition, pictorial works
Exhibitions
Pictorial works Exhibitions
Named Person: Richard Misrach; Richard Misrach
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Tucker; Richard Misrach; Rebecca Solnit; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
ISBN: 0821222546 9780821222546 0890900698 9780890900697
OCLC Number: 32665085
Notes: "In association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston."
Published on the occasion of a traveling exhibition beginning at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas June 2-August 25, 1996 [and others].
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 x 31 cm
Contents: A Problem of Beauty / Anne Wilkes Tucker --
Scapeland / Rebecca Solnit --
The Desert Cantos --
Selected Individual and Group Exhibitions --
Selected Publications, Interviews, Broadcasts.
Responsibility: Anne Wilkes Tucker with an essay by Rebecca Solnit.

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This collection of photographs form part of Richard Misrach's Desert Cantos series. They feature the beauty, mystery and abuse of the American desert with images as diverse as secret nuclear test  Read more...

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