Stephen Shore. Essays by Michael Fried, Christy Lange, and Joel Sternfeld. Phaidon, London/New York, 2007. 160 pages. Large quarto (11.5 x 10 in./29 x 25 cm.) First Edition. SIGNED on half-title page. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers in matching dust jacket. Color reproductions.
Signed copies of Shore's entry in the Phaidon Contemporary Artists series are quite scarce. Includes an essay by eminent art historian Michael Fried. "Stephen Shore is a true artistic innovator whose work has opened up new frontiers for contemporary photography. His photographs of American scenes unveil the exceptional beauty to be found in the everyday. As one of the first art photographers to work in color, Shore pioneered such contemporary genres as the diaristic snapshot (later taken up by Nan Goldin and Wolfgang Tillmans) and the monumentalized landscape (as later practiced by Becher-School photographers Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky). Offers the first complete examination of Shore's long and storied career, from his residency at Warhol's Factory to his experiments in conceptual photography; from his landmark series, 'American Surfaces', to his continued exploration of emerging techniques."--the publisher