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McDermott & McGough: A History of Photography

Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Arena Editions, 1998
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0965728021
Condition: New / New
Item #: 100351



First edition, first and only printing. Hardcover. Fine cloth with debossed title, with dust jacket. Photographs by David McDermott and Peter McGough (collaborations). 144 pp. with 65 four-color plates, beautifully printed by EBS, Verona, Italy. 12-1/4 x 9-3/4 inches. Out of print.


New in publisher's shrink-wrap.


From the publisher: "Casting themselves as latter-day dandies of an era gone by, the artist team of McDermott & McGough have mined the history of aesthetics as a means to illuminate the present condition of art and culture. With biting irony, and an unmistakably camp sensibility, McDermott & McGough have long employed a visual language that draws heavily from earlier movements; Romanticism, the Pre Raphaelites, Symbolism and Decadence, and Pictorialism, to name just a few. But their work is closely tied to the present day, and issues related to our fin-de-sicle. This, the first retrospective monograph of their photographic work, underscores the tenacity of their mission, and their artistic vision that seeks a future in the past. Included are the duo's portraits, nudes, still lifes, and architectural pictures utilizing such archaic processes as gum-bichromate, cyanotype, platinum palladium, and salt printing."