WorldCat Identities

Gibson, Ralph 1939-

Works: 219 works in 487 publications in 7 languages and 6,472 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Biographical television programs  Portraits  Juvenile works  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Editor, Illustrator, Translator, Artist, Interviewee
Classifications: TR654, 779.0924
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Most widely held works about Ralph Gibson
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Most widely held works by Ralph Gibson
The somnambulist : photographs by Ralph Gibson( Book )

28 editions published between 1970 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deja-vu by Ralph Gibson( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and French and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SX-70 art by Ralph Gibson( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Days at sea by Ralph Gibson( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State of the axe : guitar masters in photographs and words by Ralph Gibson( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than the rainbow( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on Matt Weber, a New York cab driver turned street photographer. Weber discusses his development as a photographer and photography as a medium of expression
American horizons : the photographs of Art Sinsabaugh by Susanne Schwibs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the work of American landscape photographer Art Sinsabaugh
The spirit of Burgundy by Ralph Gibson( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ralph Gibson has carried on a lifelong love affair with France, passionately observing and recording the country's character through its most intimate details. Now, in The Spirit of Burgundy, the photographer gives us his unforgettable chronicle of a year in one of France's most culturally rich and visually stunning regions." "A woman's profile, fleetingly glimpsed; the rugged tapestry of vineyards and the chance combination of colors at a Dijon festival; gleaming necklaces and the heel of a shoe; the shape of a wine bottle and the sensuous pattern of lace curtains - the images in The Spirit of Burgundy capture the essence of their setting." "In 86 color and 68 black-and-white duotone photographs, Gibson celebrates Burgundy. Local cuisine, architecture, customs, wine cultivation, landscape, and the Burgundians themselves are ongoing visual themes that produce a witty portrait: sensual but never sentimental, both stark and lush, earthy and enigmatic."--Jacket
Refractions : thoughts on aesthetics and photography by Ralph Gibson( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infanta by Ralph Gibson( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to form a rock group by Leslie Lieber( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to a career or hobby as a rock musician. Follows the achievements of the Forum Quorum who pursued these step-by-step suggestions for buying instruments, rehearsing, auditioning, playing dances, acquiring an agent, making recordings, selecting costumes and a name, and developing showmanship
De l'essence ou du nu by François Jullien( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in French and Chinese and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idols by Gilles Larrain( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph Gibson: Photographer/Book Artist( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a documentary on the life and work of American photographer Ralph Gibson. Includes an interview with the artist in which he describes the details and process of his work, as well as commentary by painters Eric Fischl and April Gornik, and sculptor Brian Hunt
Brazil : as origins visuais da cultura by Ralph Gibson( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the intimacy that has become his trademark during a photographic practice covering more than 40 years, Ralph Gibson now captures Brazil in all its carnivalesque splendor. Here are the vibrant colors, both natural and manmade, of the tropics; the beating sun on the beaches and the beating drums of a joyous band; and, of course, the faces and figures of that country's famously exhibitionistic women. Gibson's photographs have often focused, with unusual sharpness, on a single geometric element (the corner of a room, for instance) or a single human gesture (the curve of a hand). Now his remarkable eye picks up on the neck of a guitar, framed against the white sands of the beach, a reminder of his exploration of the three dimensional within photography. The chiaroscuro of shadow and white linen evokes his previous black-and-white portraits. And a portrait of a man whose head is obscured by a soccer ball, a witty quote of Magritte, connects with Gibson's lifelong interest in Surrealism. The art, music, and culture of Brazil is growing increasingly popular around the world, and those who want a master's look at this endlessly fascinating land will enjoy this collection of photographs, all of which are published for the first time here" -- Publisher description
Tropism : photographs by Ralph Gibson( Book )

15 editions published in 1987 in 4 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pink instrument : poems by Max Blagg( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A propos de Mary Jane by Ralph Gibson( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in French and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light strings : impressions of the guitar by Ralph Gibson( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light years by Ralph Gibson( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents the 92 most significant pictorial compositions of Ralph Gibson. His raw materials are the lines and shapes of seemingly mundane objects - a streetlamp, the back of a chair, a wine bottle, a human silhouette against the light. Based upon an unusual black-and-white technique, his photography is metaphorical rather than documentary." "The contents of Gibson's pictures are difficult to grasp, often even mysterious. Some compositions seem characterized by unusual control, structure and clarity, while others are opulent, seductive and full of hidden meaning. Gibson celebrates what he sees. The human form is generalized far beyond the concrete-associative representational approach of portraiture. In deliberately overlooking the signs and props of specific locale, Gibson raises individual figures to an abstract level of human existence. His often fragmentary figures draw the viewer's attention to the design and composition of the pictorial details. The organic structure of such pictures clearly suggests that their origins are by no means random. With great precision and without sentimentality he succeeds in making his "message" comprehensible."--Jacket
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State of the axe : guitar masters in photographs and words
Alternative Names
Ralph Gibson

Ralph Gibson Amerikaans fotograaf

Ralph Gibson amerikansk fotograf

Ralph Gibson fotógrafo estadounidense

Ralph Gibson fotografo statunitense

Ralph Gibson photographe américain

Ralph Gibson US-amerikanischer Fotograf

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The spirit of BurgundyRefractions : thoughts on aesthetics and photographyBrazil : as origins visuais da culturaPink instrument : poemsLight strings : impressions of the guitarLight yearsLight years