The Book of Books: Stephen Shore

A limited edition book containing all 83 of Shore’s print-on-demand books made between 2003 and 2008

Stephen Shore


Price: USD$2,600.00

Stephen Shore is one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century. A pioneer of colour photography, his photographs of everyday American scenes paved the way for art photographers such as Martin Parr, Nan Goldin and Thomas Struth. In the early 1970s, with his projects American Surfaces and A Road Trip Journal, Shore investigated his interest in keeping visual journals that could arrange ‘snapshots’ in conceptually based sequences. As an extension of the visual journal and intrigued by the creative potential of print-on-demand technology, in 2003 Shore started making his print-on-demand books, each recording his activities during one particular day. He continued exploring this method until 2008, by which time he had produced 83 books.


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ISBN: 9780714860862C

At the age of 17, Stephen Shore (b.1947) was a regular at Andy Warhol's Factory. By the age of 23 he became the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. An unrivalled pioneer in his field, his work has been exhibited in numerous museums worldwide and influenced generations of photographers. In 1982 he was appointed Director of the Photography Program at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where he is the Susan Weber Soros Professor in the Arts.

Jeff L. Rosenheim is Curator of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Stephen Shore
Stephen Shore: A Road Trip Journal
Stephen Shore: American Surfaces
Stephen Shore: Badlands Monument
Stephen Shore: From Galilee to the Negev
Stephen Shore: Survivors in Ukraine


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