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Author: Tacita Dean; Martyn Ridgewell
Publisher: Göttingen : Steidl ; London : Thames & Hudson (distributor), [2001]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The family snapshot is the most humble of photographic genres. It is also the most ubiquitous. But although the snapshot has been an enormous formal influence on contemporary art photography, and although we are familiar with its aesthetic and it is related to other vernacular photographs--to the studio portrait, to the postcard--and to social documentary photographs, it nevertheless remains one of the most  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dean, Tacita, 1965-
Floh.
Göttingen : Steidl ; London : Thames & Hudson (distributor), [2001]
(OCoLC)606639048
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tacita Dean; Martyn Ridgewell
ISBN: 3882436735 9783882436730
OCLC Number: 47270455
Notes: Title from slip-case.
In slip-case.
Description: [176] pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Responsibility: by Tacita Dean ; made in collaboration with Martyn Ridgewell.

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"The family snapshot is the most humble of photographic genres. It is also the most ubiquitous. But although the snapshot has been an enormous formal influence on contemporary art photography, and although we are familiar with its aesthetic and it is related to other vernacular photographs--to the studio portrait, to the postcard--and to social documentary photographs, it nevertheless remains one of the most enigmatic, uncertain and fugitive of documents. Its immediate meanings are closed and private, known only to the individuals involved and their immediate circle. For this reason, while there have been many photobooks constructed from vernacular photographs, there have been relatively few featuring snapshots. One of the most successful is Floh, by the British artist Tacita Dean and her collaborator Martyn Ridgewell. The images in Floh are photographs discovered by Dean in flea markets across Europe and the United States--family portraits, holiday snapshots, scenic views, rites of passage and everyday, banal occurrences. By itself, each image's narrative remains closed and silent, but inserted into the larger sequence of the book the collected pictures begin to resonate and beguile with tremendous poignancy."--The Photobook : A History Volume II / Martin Parr and Gerry Badger. London : Phaidon, 2004.

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