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Marking the centenary of William S. Burroughs’s birth, this exciting book reproduces the celebrated writer’s many rarely seen photographs. Renowned and highly regarded for his experiments with literature, painting, film, and music, William S. Burroughs was also a prolific photographer. However, his photographic work, consisting of several thousand images, has so far received little critical attention or sustained public exposure. This book reproduces many previously unseen photographs and offers fascinating insights into his photographic practices. It also provides convincing evidence that his photos should be considered a significant aspect of his entire body of work. It includes portraits and self-portraits, location shots from his travels in Europe, the Americas, and North Africa, images of construction and demolition sites, and his individual and collaborative experiments with photomontage, assemblage, and collage. Essays by internationally acclaimed scholars of photography and of Burroughs’s work offer a variety of critical perspectives on his photographic oeuvre, examining its sources, methodologies, biographical contexts, influences, and purposes. Certain to appeal to his many devoted fans, this publication also coincides with a recent revival of critical and cultural interest in the 1960s art scene and the Beat Generation’s writers and artists.
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..the photography of Burroughs reveals several sides to the writer that are rarely included in the wildman mythology. Taking Shots....explores the idea of Burroughs not just as a photographer in his own right, but as a complex artist with ideas that are often extremely personal. --The Guardian, 16th January 2014
Burroughs pictorial cut-ups are one of the most striking features....his ability to open up expanded planes of reality. --FT Magazine, 17th January 2014
...a large collection of his snapshots, assemblages and collages, along with a series of essays on his photographic work. You never see him smile. You only see him grimace. Look and learn. --Literary Review, 1st February 2014
Patricia Allmer is a Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. John Sears is an independent scholar working on modern and contemporary literature.
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Descrizione libro Prestel / The Photographers' Gallery, London, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Taking Shots: The Photography of William S. Burroughs is tthe catalog for an exhibition of the same name at London's The Photographers' Gallery. Text by Patricia Allmer, John Sears, Barry Miles, David Brittain and Susan Laxton. 160 pages, hardcover, no dustjacket as issued. Color and black and white reproductions. 11 1/4" x 9 3/4". New. Codice articolo 1961
Descrizione libro Prestel, Germany, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: None Issued. William S. Burroughs (illustratore). 1st Edition. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition and is sealed unopened in the publisher's shrink wrap as issued. NOT a remainder copy. Codice articolo 047634
Descrizione libro Prestel January 2014, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Codice articolo 89427
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Descrizione libro Prestel, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Never used!. Codice articolo P113791348795
Descrizione libro Prestel, 2014. Condizione: New. Codice articolo TV9783791348797
Descrizione libro Prestel, 2014. Condizione: New. book. Codice articolo M3791348795
Descrizione libro Prestel, 2014. Condizione: New. book. Codice articolo MB00YZMN9Q6
Descrizione libro Prestel. Hardcover. Condizione: New. 3791348795 New Condition. Codice articolo NEW99.0901772
Descrizione libro Prestel. see description. Condizione: New. ISBN: 9783791348797. Publisher :Prestel. Format :HB. Codice articolo AM4-4742