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Mother river

Author: Yan Wang Preston
Publisher: Berlin : Hatje Cantz, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mother River is a four-year project (2010-2014) for which the British-Chinese photographer Yan Wang Preston (*1976) photographed the entire 6,211-kilometre Yangtze River at precise 100-kilometre intervals with a large-format film camera ... The equally spaced photographic locations produce no picturesque views or sublime concrete structures, but rather a set of accidental and vernacular landscapes that have never,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogues raisonnés
Pictorial works
Named Person: Yan Wang Preston; Yan Wang Preston
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yan Wang Preston
ISBN: 9783775744478 3775744479
OCLC Number: 1031203311
Notes: "2011...For the next five years, over many trips from her home in Yorkshire, Yan continued her attempts to reach the exact locations of all sixty-three Y Points that make up the visual journey along the whole of the Yangtze River. With perhaps the exception of the last picture, of the ocean at the river mouth, she was completely ignorant of what she would find when she finally reached each of the mapped points. By deciding to photograph at sites so randomly chosen through the 100-kilometre-interval mapping process, she eschewed most of the established visual drama of the river--the gorges, the dams, and the vast new cities--and instead created a work rich with new and untold stories."--Foreword.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations, color map ; 28 x 34 cm
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Yan Wang Preston.

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The Yangtze River photographed with a large format camera: "A work of a genius and an eye-opening experience."- Zelda Chaetle  Read more...

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Compelling Photographs Documenting China's Changing Landscapes... Equal parts emotive and raw, sterile and cold, Yan Wang Preston's photographs capture the tension between urbanity and nature in Read more...

 
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