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The photobook world

Artists' books and forgotten social objects

Edited by Paul Ernest Michael Edwards

The photobook world
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  • ISBN: 9781526167576
  • Publish Date: Feb 2023
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6757-6
    • Pages: 216
    • Price: ¬£90.00
    • Published Date: February 2023

    Description

    This volume sets out to challenge and ultimately broaden the category of the 'photobook'. It critiques the popular art-market definition of the photobook as simply a photographer's book, proposing instead to show how books and photos come together as collective cultural productions. Focusing on North American, British and French photobooks from 1920 to the present, the chapters revisit canonical works - by Claudia Andujar and George Love, Mohamed Bourouissa, Walker Evans, Susan Meiselas and Roland Penrose - while also delving into institutional, digital and unrealised projects, illegal practices, DIY communities and the poetic impulse. They throw new light on the way that gendered, racial or colonial assumptions are resisted. Taken as a whole, the volume provides a better understanding of how the meaning of a photobook is collectively produced both inside and outside the art market.

    Contents

    Introduction: the photobook as confluence - Paul Edwards

    Part I: The photobook market
    1 Towards an understanding of the market for photobooks - Moritz Neum√ľller
    2 Theorising encounters with contemporary photobooks: situation, materiality and plurality - Briony Anne Carlin

    Part II: Feminist self-fashioning, 1970-90
    3 Wonder Woman and other fantasies: Joan Lyons and the photo-based artist's book - Jessica S. McDonald
    4 Mothers of invention: Barbara Norfleet, Elsa Dorfman, Bea Nettles, Clarissa Sligh and Susan Meiselas - Mary Panzer

    Part III: Commitment and visibility
    5 Missing photobooks: a symptomatic reading on the reasons for and impact of the lack of publications by Black British photographers in the 1970s and 1980s - Taous R. Dahmani
    6 The photobook as event - Jessie Bond
    7 Camden, NJ, 2013: a digital photobook - Nicolas Baudouin

    Part IV: Institutional v. clandestine
    8 Photographing race and madness: annual reports of psychiatric hospitals in the US South in the early twentieth century - √Člodie Edwards-Grossi
    9 Photobooks and the architectural imagination of California - Volker M. Welter
    10 Experimental confluence: Amaz√īnia by Claudia Andujar and George Love - Vitor Marcelino
    11 Dead time: the 'collectivist' photobook in the prison work of Mohamed Bourouissa - Andy Stafford

    Part V: Memorialising the ephemeral
    12 The Road is Wider Than Long: a Surrealist photobook - Antony Penrose
    13 An unmade book: Walker Evans's 1970s alphabet Polaroids - Caroline Blinder

    Index

    Editor

    Paul Edwards is Associate Professor of English at Université Paris Cité and Research Associate at the Maison Française, Oxford

    The photobook world

    Edited by Paul Ernest Michael Edwards

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