European Portrait Photography Since 1990

European Portrait Photography Since 1990

Book - 2015
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The 1990s saw a resurgence of the portrait genre of photography, especially in Europe, where the collapse of communism and the solidification of the European Union raised enormously important questions about national identity and shared historical and cultural values. This volume delves into this important development, featuring full-page reproductions of work by Rineke Dijkstra, Jurgen Teller, Thomas Ruff, Nikos Markou, Anders Petersen, Clare Strand, and others from dozens of countries around the continent. Taken as a whole, these portraits comprise a new genre - one that represented a break from postmodernist strategies and which allowed for experimentation and the exchange of ideas. AUTHOR: Frits Gierstberg is Professor of Photography at the Erasmus University and curator of the Nederlands FotoMuseum in Rotterdam. He has curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary photography and written extensively about the topic. Till-Holger Bolchert is Chief Curator at the Groeningemuseum in Bruges, Belgium. He is the author of Masterpieces in Detail: Early Netherlandish Art from Van Eyck to Bosch (Prestel). 200 illustrations
Publisher: Brussels, Belgium :, BOZAR Books ;, Munich ;, New York, NY :, Prestel,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9783791349275
3791349279
Branch Call Number: 779.20922 EU OS
Characteristics: 234 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm

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