Thomas Struth: 1977-2002
Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Art Gallery, in association with the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 100748
First edition thus (English). Hardcover. Cloth, with dust jacket. Photographs by Thomas Struth. Essays by Douglas Eklund, Ann Goldstein, Maria Morris Hambourg and Charles Wylie. 164 pp., with 60 four-color and 37 duotone plates and additional color and black and white reference illustrations. 11-3/4 x 12-3/4 inches.
Published on the occasion of the 2002 exhibition Thomas Struth: 1977-2002, curated by Charles Wylie, at the Dallas Museum of Art (travels to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago).
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (corners lightly bumped, not affecting text block, else Fine).
From the publisher: "Thomas Struth (b. 1954) is one of the most compelling artists using photography today. Coming to prominence in his native Germany in the 1970s, Struth captured the atmospheric power of the contemporary urban landscape in his early black and white works. With an intent gaze and exacting lens, Struth expanded his range to include color portraits, bringing a unique psychological precision to the tradition of portraiture. Perhaps Struth's best-known works are his majestic, large-scaled museum photographs depicting visitors to some of the world's great museums and buildings, including The Art Institute of Chicago, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Accademia in Venice, and the Pantheon in Rome. These captivating photographs not only transport us to the place depicted, they also provide a chance to reexamine our own selves looking at art.
Continuing his interest in series, Struth has recently created expansive works based on the natural world, often training his camera on a particular contemporary melding of nature with technology and architecture. This handsomely designed and produced volume is the most comprehensive book to date on the photographs of Thomas Struth and accompanies a major retrospective exhibition organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. Engaging essays by well-known photography and art experts chronicle Struth's career and situate his work in the context of the history of photography and its rise in contemporary art."