Stephen Shore


An innovating artist whose ground-breaking work changed the course of contemporary photography


Survey by Christy Lange, Interview by Michael Fried, Focus by Joel Sternfeld, Artist's Choice by various, Writings by Stephen Shore


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Overview
  • Stephen Shore (b. 1947) is a true artistic innovator whose work has opened up new frontiers for contemporary photography.
  • His photographs of everyday American scenes unveiled the exceptional beauty to be found in banality, at the same time laying the groundwork for contemporary photographic genres such as the diaristic snapshot and the monumentalized landscape.
  • This monograph offers the first complete look at the artist's long and storied career, from his residency at Warhol's Factory to his experiments in conceptual photography, from his landmark series American Surfaces to his continued exploration of emerging techniques.
  • One of the first art photographers to work in colour, Shore's high-key portraits of America's chromatic landscape can be found in the permanent collections of major museums all over the world.



In The Press
'The boldest, best executed, and most far-reaching publishing project devoted to contemporary art. These books will revolutionize the way contemporary art is presented and written about.' (Artforum)

'The combination of intelligent analysis, personal insight, useful facts and plentiful pictures is a superb format invaluable for specialists but also interesting for casual readers, it makes these books a must for the library of anyone who cares about contemporary art.' (Time Out)

'A unique series of informative monographs on individual artists.' (The Sunday Times)

'Gives the reader the impression of a personal encounter with the artists. Apart from the writing which is lucid and illuminating, it is undoubtedly the wealth of lavish illustrations which makes looking at these books a satisfying entertainment.' (The Art Book)


About the author(s)

?Michael Fried is Professor of Humanities and Art History at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. An art historian, poet and critic, he is a regular contributor to Artforum, and his books include 'Absorption and Theatricality: Painting and Beholder in the Age of Diderot' (1980), 'Manet's Modernism: or, The Face of Painting in the 1860s' (1996) and the collection 'Art and Objecthood' (1998), which includes his seminal 1967 essay of the same name.

Christy Lange is writer and critic based in Berlin, as well as Assistant Editor at Frieze.

Joel Sternfeld is a photographer whose acclaimed images explore the contradictory landscapes of American society with wit and sensitivity. His numerous books include 'American Prospects' (1987), 'On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam' (1997) and 'Sweet Earth: Experimental Utopias in America' (2005). He teaches photography at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York.

 



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