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The Resource Utopia/dystopia : construction and destruction in photography and collage, by Yasufumi Nakamori with Graham Bader

Utopia/dystopia : construction and destruction in photography and collage, by Yasufumi Nakamori with Graham Bader

Label
Utopia/dystopia : construction and destruction in photography and collage
Title
Utopia/dystopia
Title remainder
construction and destruction in photography and collage
Statement of responsibility
by Yasufumi Nakamori with Graham Bader
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the time of its invention, photography has enabled artists not only to capture the world around them but also to create worlds of their own. Utopia/Dystopia investigates how artists from the late 19th century to the present have used photographic fragments or techniques to represent political, social, or cultural states of utopia or dystopia. Artists have employed a number of strategies to this end, such as cutting, fragmenting, and puncturing images as well as reassembling those culled from ready-made materials or giving a subject multiple exposures. The resulting photographs, photocollages, photomontages, and other creations question the validity of seamless pictorial images, and attempt to dismantle the notion of photography as an objective medium. This publication features approximately forty-five exemplary works by artists such as Herbert Bayer, John Heartfield, Hannah Höch, Arata Isozaki, El Lissitzky, Carter Mull, László Moholy-Nagy, Vik Muniz, Man Ray, Okanoue Toshiko, and many others. Also included are essays that offer new ways of thinking about photography's uses and implications"--
  • "Utopia/Dystopia investigates how artists from the late nineteenth century to the present have used photographic fragments or techniques to represent political, social, or cultural states of utopia or dystopia. This catalogue is heavily illustrated with works from the accompanying exhibition"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
770
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR184
LC item number
.N35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
Utopia/dystopia : construction and destruction in photography and collage, by Yasufumi Nakamori with Graham Bader
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Plates: envisioning the city
  • Imagined worlds: dialectical compositions in photography and collage
  • Yasufumi Nakamori
  • Plates: constructing the figure
  • Images between dream and disaster: passages in twentieth century photomontage
  • Graham Bader
  • Plates: searching for utopia
Control code
ocm759174347
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9780300179606
Lccn
2011051301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759174347
  • (Sirsi) a1119154
Label
Utopia/dystopia : construction and destruction in photography and collage, by Yasufumi Nakamori with Graham Bader
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Plates: envisioning the city
  • Imagined worlds: dialectical compositions in photography and collage
  • Yasufumi Nakamori
  • Plates: constructing the figure
  • Images between dream and disaster: passages in twentieth century photomontage
  • Graham Bader
  • Plates: searching for utopia
Control code
ocm759174347
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9780300179606
Lccn
2011051301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759174347
  • (Sirsi) a1119154

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