Close-Up Proximity and defamiliarisation in art, film and photography
A catalogue published to accompany the exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery. Includes classic works by artists such as Karl Blossfeldt, Salvador Dali and Man Ray, alongside contemporary work by Mel Bochner, Mona Hatoum, Mike Kelley and Simon Starling among many others. Disorienting and unsettling, strangely beautiful and completely compelling, the extraordinary visual and conceptual power of the close-up is revealed in this book, which reproduces and discusses many great works of art ranging from experiments in nineteenth-century microscopy through to avant-garde film and photography to conceptual work and the use of close-up photography and film in contemporary art.
Artists featured: Laure Albin Guillot Aenne Biermann Karl Blossfeldt Mel Bochner Jacques-Andre Boiffard Stan Brakhage Brassai Luis Bunuel Kate Craig Salvador Dali Wim Delvoye Mona Hatoum John Hilliard Mike Kelley Eli Lotar Dora Maar Man Ray Jean Painleve Giuseppe Penone Albert Renger-Patzsch Carolee Schneeman Simon Starling Features an introduction by Dr Fiona Bradley, Director of The Fruitmarket Gallery. Includes highly illustrated essays by Dawn Ades, Professor of Art History at the University of Essex and curator of numerous highly-acclaimed exhibitions, and Simon Baker, Lecturer in Art History at the University of Nottingham where he specialises in the history of photography, the surrealist movement and contemporary art. Previously Ades and Baker co-curated ‘Undercover Surrealism’ at the Hayward Gallery in 2006.
Paperback: 112 pages, 24.6 x 20 x 1.2 cm
Published: October 2008
P&P: £3.00 UK, £8.00 Europe, £12.00 Rest of World