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Sternfeld, Joel

Works: 76 works in 238 publications in 3 languages and 4,291 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  History  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Interviewee, Artist
Classifications: TR647, 779.997392
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Stephen Shore by Christy Lange( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this site : landscape in memoriam by Joel Sternfeld( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and German and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These picture stand as a heartfelt memorial. They mark sites that have become an indelible part of the American landscape. They ask us to stand on that difficult threshold between what has happened and what little remains; between what we know and what cannot be understood. This, too, is the American landscape
Campagna romana : the countryside of ancient Rome by Joel Sternfeld( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of America's most acclaimed photographers: stunning images of an extraordinary and endangered landscape. The countryside south and east of Rome around the ruins of the Claudian Aqueduct is an artist's paradise. Its rare light, its evocations of ancient Roman civilization enchant the camera just as they attracted such painters as Claude, Turner, and Corot. Writers, too, have fallen under its spell - from Horace and Pliny the Elder to Goethe and Henry James. "Few other scenes on earth combine in one glance such a myriad of mighty associations," wrote one nineteenth-century chronicler. As for the great aqueduct, its "broken and disjointed arches" suggest "the vertebrae of some mighty monster." The rolling plain of the Campagna was only marginally occupied during the height of the Roman Empire: one lived either within the protective walls of Rome or in the cooler and more defendable hill towns a few miles away. After the fall of Rome, the countryside grew even more desolate. Except for a few castles and towers built in the Middle Ages and an occasional farmhouse built in the nineteenth century, the area remained barely populated for 1,400 years, haunted by its past. Then, in the late 1800s, after Italy became a nation and Rome its capital, the Campagna changed dramatically. Railroads began to weave in and out of the arches of aqueducts; suburbs began to intrude on the plain. Now the Campagna is increasingly threatened by rapid and uncontrolled urban sprawl. Sternfeld's magnificent color photographs capture poignant juxtapositions of past and present: ancient tombs, villas, arches, temples coexisting with apartment houses, malls, and the blight of the modern city. Much of the area that Sternfeld documents has been proposed as a large archaeological park, but unless legislation is enacted immediately, what little remains of the historic Campagna will be lost forever. Campagna Romana, the only modern photographic study of this legendary place, captures its wonders for all time and pleads for its preservation
How to make a book with Steidl by Jörg Adolph( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and German and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this age of digital media, Gerhard Steidl stands as one of the few remaining publishers to maintain an unwavering commitment to the quality and craftsmanship of the printed book. For more than forty years, Steidl has personally supervised the publishing and printing of some of the most significant books on fashion, art, and photography. In How To Make A Book With Steidl, filmmakers Gereon Wetzel and Joerg Adolph observe Steidl as he travels the world to meet and collaborate with such renowned photographers as Joel Sternfeld, Jeff Wall, and Ed Ruscha, working tirelessly to present their work in beautifully created books. Providing an insightful look at the way Steidl's printing press operates in Goettingen, Germany, *How To Make A Book* also presents Steidl as a dynamic entrepreneur with an uncompromising passion for the craft of bookmaking."--Container
Hart Island by Melinda Hunt( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking the High Line by Joel Sternfeld( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it changed by Joel Sternfeld( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These 55 portraits document attendees at the eleventh United Nations Conference on climate change held in Montreal in 2005, each accompanied by the subject's statements about the evidence of shifts in his or her home country's weather and wildlife"--Barnes & Noble website
Walking the High Line by Joel Sternfeld( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book of Sternfeld's largely unseen early colour photographs. In 1969 Sternfeld began working with a 35 mm camera and Kodachrome film, and First Pictures contains works from this time until 1980. Here Sternfeld develops traits that appear in his mature work: irony, a politicised view of America, concern for the social condition. But there are also pictures that bear little relation to his later work: colour arrangements that parallel those of Eggleston, as well as street photography which Sternfeld ceased making in 1976. The photographs in First Pictures were made at a time when colour photography was struggling to assert itself against the authoritative black and white tradition, making this book a revelation both in Sternfeld's oeuvre and in the history of contemporary photography
Stuart Hawkins : blue eyes 2001-2006 by Stuart Hawkins( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larry Fink and Joel Sternfeld : photographs : October 23-November 29, 1981 : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art by Larry Fink( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American prospects : photographs by Joel Sternfeld( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stranger passing by Joel Sternfeld( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanied by text from Ian Frazier and Douglas R. Nickel, this collection functions as an in-depth look into the breadth and growth of Sternfeld's art
First pictures : Joel Sternfeld by Joel Sternfeld( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotoboek en catalogus van de tentoonstelling over het werk van de Amerikaanse fotograaf (1944- )
Sweet earth : experimental utopias in America by Joel Sternfeld( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A common human longing, the utopian community ideal has taken root firmly in America over the past 200 years and continues today. In Sweet Earth: Experimental Utopias in America, Joel Sternfeld looks at 60 historical, ongoing and newly-formed representative American utopias. In this work, Sternfeld continues his practice of chronicling the American landscape, offering here a visual history of the diverse and often ill-understood phenomenon of social experimentation in America. Sweet Earth brings together what might otherwise seem disparate, individualized social phenomena and makes visible the community of communities."--Jacket
Landscape as longing : Queens, New York by Frank Gohlke( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2003, Frank Gohlke and Joel Sternfeld were commissioned to photograph one of the densest concentrations of ethnic diversity in the world, the borough of Queens in New York City. After more than a year of photographing everything from corner bodegas to the borough’s boundaries, Gohlke and Sternfeld had not only captured the complicated dynamic that sustains Queens and its myriad communities; they had also evolved a unique theory of landscape photography in which landscape is a visible manifestation of the invisible emotions of its inhabitants. The collection inherits the strength of each photographer’s eye. Gohlke’s Queens consists of streets, houses, fences, gardens, parklands, shorelines, and waste spaces, the territory where human arrangement contends endlessly with the forces that undo it: unruly vegetation, weather, rot, decay, and the “creative destruction” of a voracious commercial culture. Sternfeld focuses on the indigenous shops, restaurants, mosques and temples that make a walk in Queens feel like a walk in Thailand, India or Peru—or all of them at once. Often tucked into homes or converted factories, these places signify a home country, or perhaps a home country that exists more in the mind than in actuality. In conjunction with an essay by the acclaimed writer Suketu Mehta, this book is a powerful instrument for understanding a landscape that seems to defy interpretation. Gohlke and Sternfeld successfully make the dizzying patchwork of Queens accessible and visible
Joel Sternfeld : American prospects by Joel Sternfeld( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stranger passing by Joel Sternfeld( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over a period of fifteen years Joel Sternfeld travelled across America and took portrait photographs that form in Douglas R. Nickel's words an intelligent, unscientific, interpretive sampling of what Americans looked like at the century's end. Unlike historical portraits which represent significant people in staged surroundings, Sternfeld's subjects are uncannily normal: a banker having an evening meal, a teenager collecting shopping carts in a parking lot, a homeless man holding his bedding. Using August Sander's classic photograph of three peasants on their way to a dance as a starting point, Sternfeld employed a conceptual strategy that amounts to a new theory of the portrait, which might be termed The Circumstantial Portrait. What happens when we encounter the other in the mist of a circumstance? What presumptions, if any, are valid? What, if anything, can be known of the other from a photographic portrait?
Stephen Shore by Christy Lange( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American prospects( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome after Rome by Joel Sternfeld( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his 1992 book 'Campagna Romana. The Countryside of Ancient Rome' Joel Sternfeld focused on the ruins of grand structures with a clear warning: great civilizations fall, ours may too. Now in 'Rome after Rome', containing images from the previous book as well as numerous unpublished pictures, Sternfeld?s questions multiply: who are these modern Romans? What is their relationship to the splendor that was? What is the nature of sullied modernity in relation to the Arcadian ideal? Is there, at this late moment, any chance for Utopia?
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English (177)

German (11)

French (1)

On this site : landscape in memoriamHart IslandWalking the High LineWhen it changedWalking the High LineStuart Hawkins : blue eyes 2001-2006American prospects : photographsStranger passing