A collection of city photography that explores the way in which a city is as much its image as it is concrete, steel, glass and living flesh; this is emphasized by Walker's witty blurring of the real and unreal as he wandered places as far apart as London, Rio and New York.
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Robert Walker was born in Montreal, where he studied painting at Concordia University. In the mid-1970s, he developed a keen interest in street photography, moving to New York City in 1978. His first book, New York Inside Out, was published in 1984. The photographer has exhibited widely in the United States, Canada and Europe. His images have appeared in many prestigious journals and books.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97805005425900000000
Descripción Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2002. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. An aggressively bright yellow taxi hopes to catch the attention of a harassed city dweller.A window display of theatrical complexity suggests a microcosm of the metropolis itself.Graffiti-spattered walls and vehicles might well be confused with the bright frames of comic-books.These are the targets of Robert Walker s extraordinary photography - the contemporary, universal meglopolis, in all its crazy colour, its dissonance and chaos. Robert Walker s world is one in which mundane activities take on the character of inexplicable urban rites and quasi-mythic struggles. Using the phone, crossing the street, holding one s own on the busy pavement: such insignificant actions demand competitiveness and creativity. The photographer records these instants with an eye for the odd and the absurd, but not without empathy for the individual caught up in the city s complex machinery. His witty blurring of the real and unreal - the sign, the illusion, the simulacrum, ultimately the dream - forces us to question our understanding of the city. The actual city, Walker seems to be saying, is as much image as glass, concrete, steel and living flesh. Walker s introduction to this book gives the background to these pictures. He has been wandering in the cities of North America and Europe for over 25 years, ready to snatch that split-second conjunction of form, colour and motion. He participates in the long tradition of street photography which both celebrates the vibrancy of big city life and critiques its wear and tear on the citizen. His images speak of the bigger picture of urban experience - the lives we share, happily or otherwise, in New York, London, Paris, Rio and Rome. Nº de ref. de la librería LVN9780500542590
Descripción Thames & Hudson, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0500542597
Descripción Thames & Hudson, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0500542597
Descripción Thames & Hudson, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110500542597
Descripción Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0500542597 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.1174273
Descripción Thames & Hudson, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0500542597