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CHUCK CLOSE: PHOTOGRAPHER. Colin Westerbeck et al. Prestel-Verlag, Munich. 2014. 204 pp. with 192 ills. (114 col.). 32 x 27 cm. LC 2014-15424 ISBN 9783791347653 In English.
This book was published in advance of a related exhibition presented at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, but does not specifically document the show. Publisher's description: Documenting Chuck Close's vital engagement with photography over the course of many decades, this book offers the first full critical assessment of his work behind the camera. Beautifully produced, this unique volume traces Close's ambitious innovations in a medium he never intended to master. It presents the full spectrum of Close's camera work, from early Polaroids to large-format composites, studio maquettes, holograms, daguerreotypes, and Woodburytypes. The illustrations vary from Close's signature portraits and self-portraits to nudes, flowers, and delightful outtakes from sessions with celebrity subjects. With a penetrating essay by Colin Westerbeck and a fascinating conversation with the artist about his personal vision of photography, this book is destined to become an indispensable publication on one of the art world's most talented and intriguing figures. It will offer new insights into Close's creative process as well as his courageous and resourceful forays into a uniquely modern medium that he has made his very own.
Artist(s):Close, Chuck
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Photography
Plans: 74,54
Worldwide Number: 160929
Hardcover $65.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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