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Weski, Thomas

Works: 263 works in 708 publications in 7 languages and 8,662 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  History  Pictorial works  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator, Contributor, Other, wst, wat, Author of introduction, Organizer of meeting, Redactor, Collector, Illustrator, zxx
Classifications: TR647, 779.092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas Weski
William Eggleston : democratic camera, photographs and video, 1961-2008 by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis's Graceland, a freezer stuffed with food, a Gulf gasoline sign standing in a deserted rural landscape, these are only a few of the iconic images captured by the "democratic camera" of photographer William Eggleston. Not only has he drawn upon images so telling of American culture, he has produced them with an intensity and balance of color that have helped elevate the entire field of color photography to a fine art, especially since his 1976 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Drawing together Eggleston̕s famous and lesser known works, this lavishly illustrated catalogue is the first to examine both his photography and videos. Of particular relevance are his black and white images from the late 1950s and 1960s, which helped shape his color photography, as well as the relationship between his provocative video recordings of 1970s Memphis nightlife and his later work. Included are reproductions of newly restored prints, executed specifically for the exhibition. Filled with new and challenging contributions to scholarship and accompanying the first major U.S. survey of his work, this catalogue will prove the standard reference for Eggleston's photographs for years to come
Cruel and tender : the real in the twentieth-century photograph by Emma Dexter( Book )

21 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critic once described the work of American photographer Walker Evans as "tender cruelty." That tension between engagement and estrangement lies at the heart of many of the photographs featured in this provocative new book, from August Sander's remarkable study of German people at the beginning of the century to Philip-Lorca diCorcia's revealing city street scenes. Among the other photographers whose work is featured are Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Rineka Dijkstra, William Eggleston, Robert Frank, Andreas Gursky, Albert Renger-Patzsch, and Garry Winogrand. Published to accompany the first major photography exhibition to be held at Tate Modern, London, this stunning book reproduces more than 200 photographs by the century's most important realist photographers, together with insightful essays and biographies of the photographers featured
How you look at it : photographs of the 20th century by Thomas Weski( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photographs by some of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century which demonstrate the wide range of techniques that have been used by photographers during the past one hundred years
Albert Renger-Patzsch : photographer of objectivity by Albert Renger-Patzsch( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains not only the canonical "Icons of New Objectivity" series - the famous still lifes of Jena glassware, rows of flatirons at a shoe factory, industrial objects, and more - but also Renger-Patzsch's lesser-known but no less engaging photographs of landscapes, architecture, urban scenes, and studies of trees and stones. The book also contains a biography, a bibliography, critical commentary by Thomas Janzen, and selected writings of Renger-Patzsch appearing in English for the first time
Andreas Gursky by Andreas Gursky( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Famed worldwide for his epically proportioned photographs, Andreas Gursky is one of very few contemporary artists able to represent cultures of excessive information--which he does through images of supermarket wares, crowds, trash, architecture and nature. The extreme detail of Gursky's final image--achieved by digital restructuring--produces a vertiginous effect on the viewer, as it oscillates between total representation and total abstraction. It could be said that Gursky updates the eighteenth-century sublime for our times. This publication surveys the artist's most recent creations, on display at the renowned Kunstmuseum Basel throughout the winter of 2007/2008. Two new groups of works in particular, one on Formula 1 races and the other on the famous Arirang Festival (a closely choreographed mass spectacle in North Korea's capital of Pyongyang), are gathered here."--Publisher description
William Eggleston : Los Alamos by William Eggleston( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a series of photographs that has never before been shown, yet it contains a blueprint of Eggleston's aesthetics, his subtle use of subdued color hues, the casual elegance of his trenchant observations of the mysteries of the mundane. Photographs were shot in Eggleston's native Memphis and on countless road trips across the American South from 1964 to 1968 and from 1972 to 1974.--Publisher's description
Click doubleclick : the documentary factor by Jean-François Chevrier( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Photography is in a phase of change in which an altered conception of the documentary factor is emerging. It is not so much a matter of the portrayal or representation of reality, but rather of an artistically well-grounded idea of the world. ... Thomas Weski ... [distinguishes] between the photgraphic images as pure documentation and photography as a form of testimony." Book jacket
Thomas Ruff : works 1979-2011 by Thomas Ruff( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Ruff (born in 1958), from the Becher class of internationally renowned photo artists, is a master of conceptual photography. His work, which contains neither narrative nor anecdotal moments and makes equal use of analog and digital production techniques, is an expression of a thoroughly scientific working method, which dissects its object, reassembles it and in so doing combines analysis and original creation. He became known in the 1980s with oversized and hyperrealist color portraits of his friends and fellow students at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. It was he who discovered the Diasec process for photography, a method borrowed from advertising of framing photographic prints and thus liberating the photograph from the ghetto of print cabinets. Since then, large-format photographic works have been proudly displayed on museum and gallery walls worldwide. [Title] presents selected photographs from all of the artist's series to date, starting with his small Interiors and large Portraits, to the starry skies and night shots, the nudes, recycled from pornographic material he found on the Internet, and abstract Substrates, to his stellar compositions based on astronomical photographs from ESO and NASA."--P [4] of cover
Photography calling! by Inka Schube( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Photography Calling! presents the work of some of documentary photography's most accomplished practitioners, including acknowledged masters of the medium William Eggleston, Diane Arbus and Robert Adams; a younger generation of international leaders such as Jeff Wall, Andreas Gursky and Thomas Demand; and emerging photographers such as Laura Bielau. Combining works from the Sprengel Museum Hannover and the collection of the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung, the exhibition and accompanying book show photography in all its power, beauty and ambition. Photography Calling! also has a political motive: to increase the prominence of photography in German museum collections in which it is currently underrepresented. In Thomas Weski's words, Photography Calling! risks 'a precarious balancing act between, on the one hand, surprising the art world and initiating a serious discourse and, on the other, popularizing high-level contemporary artistic photography and making it accessible to a wider audience'
Walker Evans : depth of field by Walker Evans( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This resplendent volume is the most comprehensive study of Walker Evans's work ever published, containing masterful images accompanied by authoritative commentary from leading photography historians. The name Walker Evans conjures images of the American everyman. Whether it's his iconic contributions to James Agee's depression-era classic book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, his architectural explorations of antebellum plantations, or his subway series, taken with a camera hidden in his coat, Evans's accessible and eloquent photographs speak to us all. This comprehensive book traces the entire arc of Evans's remarkable career, from the 1930s to the 1970s. The illustrations in the book range from his earliest images taken with a vest pocket camera to his final photos using the then new SX-70 because his regular equipment had become too heavy to carry around. The book includes commentary from three of Evans's longtime friends, photographers John T. Hill and Jerry Thompson and professor emeritus (Yale University) Alan Trachtenberg. Their insight and first-hand experience give depth to their critical writings on Evans's work. In addition to offering a broad perspective on Evans's work, the book also clarifies the photographer's 'anti-art' philosophy. Eschewing aesthetic hyperbole, Evans wanted his pictures to resonate with a wide audience. At the same time, his natural curiosity made him one of the most inventive photographers of all time. What these photographs and writings attest to is a huge and timeless talent, which came not from a camera, but from Evans's uniquely hungry eye."
U-ni-ty by Michael Schmidt( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré du site Internet AbeBooks: "Michael Schmidt, born in Berlin in 1945, is one of Germany's greatest photographers. Following his "Ceasefire" project in 1987 (book and international touring exhibition), he addresses the question of "U-ni-ty" in this book. He traces the symbolism and iconography of political systems, their propaganda and the images of humankind they project. He explores unity, or one-ness, of individual and state, seeking out the discrepancies and the correlations. In his work he mixes found images with those of his own making to the point where reality and imagination merge, creating a densely woven structure of associations and emotions. The book is published to coincide with an exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1996 and a tour to such venues as the Sprengel Museum in Hanover and the Albertinium in Dresden, as well as a 1996 retrospective show of his work at the Photographer's Gallery in London."
Thomas Struth by Thomas Struth( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the 1990s, Thomas Struth has been one of the most renowned and influential photographers of the German art scene. A brilliant conceptualist with an unerring eye for color, Struth studied painting under Gerhard Richter and photography under Bernd and Hilla Becher, a combination that decisively influenced his vision. This volume collects more than 120 representative photographs from each series in Struth's oeuvre, including: early street photographs from the 1970s and '80s ('Unconscious Places'); the "Family Portraits" series; the "Museum Photographs"; "Nature and Politics"; the jungle photographs ("New Pictures from Paradise"); and, from his latest series, images from the realm of science. Also included are previously unpublished works from the photographer's archive. The largest and most comprehensive survey of the artist's work to date, this superbly illustrated volume includes scholarly essays by curators Thomas Weski and Ulrich Wilmes, as well as photographer Jana-Maria Hartmann. An interview with the artist by Okwui Enwezor, Director of Haus der Kunst, provides valuable insight into Struth's career and ideas."
Jede Fotografie ein Bild : Siemens Fotosammlung by Ulrich Bischoff( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in German and English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Lawler : for sale by Dietmar Elger( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Eggleston : from black and white to color by William Eggleston( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the 1950s William Eggleston began to photograph around his home in Memphis using black-and-white 35mm film. Fascinated by the photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eggleston eventually developed his own style which later shaped his seminal work - an original vision of the American everyday with its icons of banality: supermarkets, diners, service stations, automobiles and ghostly figures lost in space. This book includes some exceptional as yet unpublished photographs, and displays the evolution, ruptures and above all the radicalness of Egglestons work when he began photographing in colour at the end of the 1960s
Baldessari : while something is happening here, something else is happening there : works 1988-1999 by John Baldessari( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in German and English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parrworld by Martin Parr( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Struth, Portraits by Thomas Struth( Book )

19 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Struth, portraits by Thomas Struth( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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William Eggleston : democratic camera, photographs and video, 1961-2008
Cruel and tender : the real in the twentieth-century photographHow you look at it : photographs of the 20th centuryAlbert Renger-Patzsch : photographer of objectivityAndreas GurskyWilliam Eggleston : Los AlamosClick doubleclick : the documentary factorU-ni-tyLouise Lawler : for sale
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