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Wallis, Brian 1953-

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Land and environmental art by Jeffrey Kastner( Book )

53 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text fully documents the 1960s Land Art movement as well as surveying later examples of the environmental art to the present day. It includes photographs, sketches & project notes
Art after modernism : rethinking representation by Brian Wallis( Book )

46 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only skin deep : changing visions of the American self by International Center of Photography( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By bringing together a provocative selection of essays and images, Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self addresses the issues of nation, race, and selfhood and how they are depicted in ways that are challenging and informative, prompting readers to consider the impact of photography on our everyday lives." "If photographs are chiefly responsible for perpetuating myths of American identity, can a different reading of these representations break down distorting stereotypes? This is the central question posed by Only Skin Deep. The authors in this book forcefully argue that race and nation - and, indeed, photography itself - are fictions, cultural constructions that shape our social interactions. Even as symbols, these photographic depictions of ethnic difference and cultural superiority have very real consequences. This collection of works and essays addresses, for example, the lingering consequences of American colonial expansion; the conflict between public and private visualizations of individuals; the role of commercial imagery in shaping gender roles; the impact of fantasy in ethnic or ethnographic photography; and the uses of science to provide justification for politicized depictions of "race."" "Accompanying a major exhibition of the same name, Only Skin Deep offers a critical rereading of the archive of the history of photography. This applies to the works of famous photographers - such as Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, and Edward Steichen - as well as lesser-known historical figures, including Charles Eisenmann, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Will Soule, and Toyo Miyatake. A substantial part of the book is devoted to contemporary artists and photographers who have moved beyond the multicultural approach to representations of "race" and have made an investigation of the semiotics of cultural identity a prevalent theme over the past decade. Among the recent photographers included are: Nancy Burson, Nikki S. Lee, Glenn Ligon, Paul Pfeiffer, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, and Andres Serrano."--Jacket
Blasted allegories : an anthology of writings by contemporary artists( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructing masculinity by Maurice Berger( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology takes us beyond the status of masculinity itself, questioning society's and the media's normative concepts of the masculine, and considering the extent to which men and women can transcend these stereotypes and prescriptions
Hans Haacke, unfinished business by Hans Haacke( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art matters : how the culture wars changed America( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young America : the daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes by Grant B Romer( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Accompanying a traveling exhibition of the same title, Young America is the most significant publication to date on Southworth & Hawes, featuring over 150 full-scale color reproductions as well as nearly 2,000 additional black-and-white illustrations. Edited by Grant B. Romer, Director of the Advanced Program in Photography Conservation at George Eastman House, and Brian Wallis, Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator at the International Center of Photography, it includes critical analyses of the historical and cultural importance of the work of Southworth & Hawes by noted scholars in the field. Appendices include a chronology, an annotated bibliography, an exploration of the daguerreotype process, and a Southworth & Hawes family genealogy, making this catalogue an invaluable resource for researchers as well as general readers."--Book jacket
If you lived here : the city in art, theory, and social activism by Martha Rosler( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume documents the present crisis in American urban housing policies and portrays how artists...within the context of neighborhood organizations, have fought against government neglect, shortsighted housing policies and unfettered real estate speculation. Through essays, photographs, symposiums, architectural plans and the reproduction of works from the series of exhibitions organized by [Martha] Rosler, the book serves a number of functions: it's a practical manual for community organizing; a history of housing and homelessness in New York City and around the country; and an outline of what a human housing policy might encompass for the American city"--Back cover
Rock my religion, 1965-1990 by Dan Graham( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays discuss conceptual art, American popular culture, punk rock, motion pictures, architecture, and design
Body and soul by Andres Serrano( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andres Serrano's name became a household word on May 18, 1989, when Sen. Alphonse D'Amato tore up a picture of the artist's Piss Christ on the floor of the U.S. Senate. That act launched the so-called Culture Wars, a national debate over free expression and federal funding of the arts. But, while Serrano's Piss Christ became widely known, the rest of his photographic work received scant attention. This monograph reproduces for the first time a comprehensive selection of Serrano's photographs. The sixty-eight images, made between 1983 and the present, document his ongoing thematic investigation of the religious spirit and the material body, and show that Piss Christ was no mere avant-garde stunt. From Serrano's earliest images, still lifes of butchered meat, he has been obsessed with a need to comprehend the nature of contemporary spirituality. No artist of his generation is so thoroughly invested in deciphering the meaning of religious dogma
Global television( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American vernacular photography : selections from the Daniel Cowin Collection by Daniel Cowin( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy : a project by Brian Wallis( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecotopia : the second ICP triennial of photography and video by Brian Wallis( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a time of rampant natural disasters and urgent concerns about global environmental change, this book, which accompanies an exhibition of the same name, demonstrates the ways in which the most interesting and engaging contemporary artists view the natural world. Shattering the stereotypes of landscape and nature photography, the thirty international artists included in this survey boldly examine new concepts of the natural sphere occasioned by twentyfirst-century technologies; images of destructive ecological engagement; and visions of our future interactions with the environment. Considering nature in the broadest sense, this book reflects new perspectives on the planet that sustains, enchants, and -- increasingly -- frightens us."--Publisher's website
Weegee : murder is my business by Weegee( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from the International Center of Photography's archives, this book highlights the fascinating career of Weegee, one of New York's quintessential press photographers. For a decade between 1935 and 1946, Weegee made a name for himself snapping crime scenes, victims and perpetrators. Armed with a Speed Graphic camera and a police-band radio, Weegee often beat the cops to the story, determined to sell his pictures to the sensation-hungry tabloids. His stark black-and-white photos were often lurid and unsettling. Yet, as this book shows, they were also brimming with humanity
The order of things : photography from the Walther Collection by Walther Collection( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America and the tintype by Steven Kasher( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most intriguing and little studied forms of nineteenth-century photography is the tintype. Introduced in 1856 as a low-cost alternative to the daguerreotype and the albumen print, the tintype was widely marketed from the 1860s through the first decades of the twentieth century as the most popular photographic medium. The picture-making preference of the people, it was almost never used for celebrity portraiture: It was affordable, portable, unique and available almost everywhere. Because of its ubiquity, the tintype provides a startlingly candid record of the political upheavals that rocked the four decades following the American Civil War-and the personal anxieties they induced. As this book's author, Steven Kasher, argues, the tintype studio became a kind of performance space in which sitters could act out their personal identities. Sitters brought to the tintype studio not just their family and friends but also the tools of their trade, costumes, toys, stuffed animals and other such props. Often they would enact stereotypes and fantasies that reflected or challenged conventional gender, race and class roles. Surprisingly, the tintype was almost exclusively an American phenomenon, rarely used in other countries, and this book demonstrates how this modest form of photography provides extraordinary insight into the development of national attitudes and characteristics in the formative years of the early Modern era. Featured in this book are more than 200 remarkable examples of tintypes, mostly drawn from the Permanent Collection of the International Center of Photography in New York
Miroslav Tichý by Miroslav Tichý( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few stories in the history of photography are as astonishing and as compelling as that of the octogenarian Czech photographer Miroslav Tichý. With crude homemade cameras fashioned out of cardboard and duct tape, Tichý took several thousand pictures of the women of his Moravian hometown of Kyjov throughout the 1960s and '70s. These pictures of women going about their daily business are at once banal and extraordinary, transforming the ordinary moments of work and leisure into small epiphanies. Blurred and off-kilter, his photographs have a striking contemporaneity, resembling the early paintings of Gerhard Richter or the photographs of Sigmar Polke. Printed imperfectly and deliberately battered, they evince a surprising retrograde or even antimodernist feeling, which, in the context of the Cold War atmosphere of provincial Czechoslovakia, just before and after the liberalizing moment of the Prague Spring (1968), undoubtedly constituted a kind of oblique political provocation, a nose-thumbing response to the progressive realist perfectionism of official Soviet culture. The catalogue Miroslav Tichý accompanies an exhibition of the same title at the International Center of Photography organized by Chief Curator Brian Wallis. Critical evaluations by Brian Wallis, Roman Buxbaum, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, and Richard Prince introduce more than 250 plates and illustrations."--Publisher's website
Marilyn, August 1953 : the lost Look photos by John Vachon by John Vachon( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanied by original essays and facsimiles of handwritten letters by Vachon, presents dozens of photographs taken by the "Look" magazine photographer of Marilyn Monroe in the Canadian Rockies in 1953, for a spread that was never published
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Art after modernism : rethinking representation
Art after modernism : rethinking representationOnly skin deep : changing visions of the American selfBlasted allegories : an anthology of writings by contemporary artistsConstructing masculinityArt matters : how the culture wars changed AmericaYoung America : the daguerreotypes of Southworth & HawesIf you lived here : the city in art, theory, and social activismRock my religion, 1965-1990
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Wallis, Brian

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