One (Paperback)

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By David Campany (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Teju Cole (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Christie Davis (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Photography is omnipresent; everyone is photographing everything. How do artists and writers reconcile this voracious urge to photograph with a photographic aesthetic and methodology that has tended to value "less is more"?

One pairs artists and writers to think about this question. Eight photographers--Marco Breuer, Thomas Joshua Cooper, John Gossage, Trevor Paglen, Alison Rossiter, Victoria Sambunaris, Rebecca Norris Webb and James Welling--were asked to submit one image on the theme of minimalism. Eight writers--David Campany, Teju Cole, Christie Davis, John D'Agata, Michael Fried, Darius Himes, Leah Ollman and Laura Steward--were enlisted to respond to those submissions, each paired with a specific image. The results offer a probing assessment of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's maxim: "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781942185345
ISBN-10: 1942185340
Publisher: Radius Books
Publication Date: November 21st, 2017
Pages: 64
Language: English