Rare, out-of-print book, now available in limited quantities. In Violent Legacies the acclaimed photographer Richard Misrach compiles three "cantos" in his ongoing series of photographs exploring the desert of the American West. The desert has long been a metaphor in Misrach's art. Here, this barren land, so often romanticized, undergoes an eerie transformation at the hands of man and becomes an unmistakable reflection of militarism, violence, and environmental destruction. Misrach's political commitment and activism--filtered through an ironic counterposing of form and content, as well as his exquisite use of color and composition--have never been as powerfully articulated as in these three new cantos, which are centered around the Utah deadlands and a former nuclear test site in Nevada. The late Susan Sontag contributes a subtle yet probing allegorical meditation on violence in contemporary society, and in a postscript interview, Misrach provides background information about the photographed sites.
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Descrizione libro Aperture, New York, 1992. Cloth. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine/New. Richard Misrach Photos (illustratore). 1st Edition Stated. NEW! Gift Quality First Edition Stated HC copy, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. 96 pp. Brief text and approx. 68 full page color photographs. Misrach full page color images at several US desert sites previously involved in nuclear related activities. Three groups of images at the site where (1) the Hiroshima and Nagasaki missions were organized, (2) a burial site for cattle apparently affected by nearby tests, and (3) a symbolic series of images of pages from a copy of Playboy magazine used for gun target practice by unknown person(s) near a Nevada nuclear test site. Susan Sontag contributed a fictional piece to this volume. A Fn HC copy in a new but NF DJ, all still in original shrinkwrap. The DJ laminate was improperly applied (a publisher's defect) resulting in a cloudy, spotted, in places crinkled surface appearance. No finer copy still in shrinkwrap for this price! PM0088 Size: Oblong 11 1/4 x 12 1/4 Inches. Codice libro della libreria 10-401001
Descrizione libro Aperture, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110893815195
Descrizione libro Aperture. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0893815195 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0596681
Descrizione libro Aperture, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0893815195