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Tim Davis: My Life in Politics

Publisher: New York: Aperture Foundation, Inc., 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1597110116
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 111295



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. White paper-covered boards with title debossed on cover and printed in blue on spine, with vinyl dust jacket printed in red with transparent letters revealing the title on the book's cover. Photographs and text by Tim Davis. Essay by Jack Hitt. Includes captions to the plates, biography, exhibition history and bibliography. Designed by Andrew Sloat. 112 pp., with 59 four-color plates and additional black and white illustrations. 10 x 11-3/4 inches.


Fine in Fine dust jacket.


From the publisher: "This first in-depth publication of photographer Tim Davis's work dissects the disenchantment and dissociation that have come to dominate American civil life. It is Davis's treatise on the state of contemporary politics, politics as an aestheticized banality abstracted from real issues of power. He finds freedom of expression exhibited at its most casual and cursory, with political, commercial and populist signage jostling for space and attention in the social landscape: His documentation of that landscape, as Peter Eeley of Frieze magazine interprets it, asks, 'What if campaign signs, badges, bumper stickers and flags aren't simply the ephemera of Americans' political lives, but their substance as well?'

My Life in Politics represents photographic seeing at its finest and most subtle. Davis continues Stephen Shore's colorist tradition, meshing the careful management of a quotidian palette with an incisive eye for those points at which light bends and refracts, becoming something other than mere illumination."