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Taking shots : the photography of William S. Burroughs

Author: Patricia AllmerJohn SearsBarry MilesSusan LaxtonDavid BrittainAll authors
Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Renowned and highly regarded for his experiments with literature, painting, film, and music, William S. Burroughs was also a prolific photographer. However, his photographic work, consisting of several thousand images, has so far received little critical attention or sustained public exposure. This book reproduces many unseen photographs and offers insights into his photographic practices"--Publisher's website.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: William S Burroughs; William S Burroughs; William S Burroughs
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Allmer; John Sears; Barry Miles; Susan Laxton; David Brittain; Photographers' Gallery.
ISBN: 9783791348797 3791348795
OCLC Number: 865492436
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at The Photographers' Gallery, London, January 17th-April 6th, 2014.
Description: 159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / Clare Grafik --
Introduction / Patricia Allmer and John Sears --
The photo collage / William S. Burroughs --
Photographs as weapons: William S. Burroughs and photography / Barry Miles --
Innerspace documents / David Brittain --
The fugitive: citation and flux in William S. Burroughs' re-photography / Susan Laxton --
Tickets to St. Louis: time and place in Burroughs' photographs / John Sears --
Unfolding Burroughs / Patricia Allmer --
Plates: Self/Portraits ; Assemblage ; Pattern recognition.
Responsibility: Patricia Allmer and John Sears ; [with contributions by Barry Miles, Susan Laxton and David Brittain].

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Marking the centenary of William S. Burroughs's birth, this exciting book reproduces the celebrated writer's many rarely seen photographs.  Read more...

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-A worthwhile addition to libraries with collections in photographic history or the cultural and social history of the 1960s and 1970s.- --Choice

 
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