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Double Dactyl [Hardcover]

Double Dactyl [Hardcover]

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Item description for Double Dactyl by Nick Waplington...

Double Dactyl accompanies a solo exhibition
of the same name at the Whitechapel Gallery,
One of Britain s leading contemporary
photographers, Waplington is known for
photographing British social scenery and his
life and close circle of friends and family in
East London, where he lives and works.
In Double Dactyl he goes one stage further,
referencing the grand traditions of history
painting, classical mythology and landscape
This new work also explores notions of
photographic reality, by working withconstructed and manipulated images taken
from his own large format photographs.
The title Double Dactyl is derived from the
Greek word meaning finger, but also meaning
a name of two words which have three
syllables each, as in Nich-o-las Wap-ling-ton.
Double Dactyl features 56 colour
reproductions of this new body of work, its
surreal and often subtle use of manipulation
confirming Waplington s idiosynchratic
approach to contemporary photographic

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Item Specifications...

Pages   128
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 30, 2008
Publisher   Trolley
ISBN  1904563678  
ISBN13  9781904563679  

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More About Nick Waplington

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Nick Waplington was born in Britain in 1965. His first book, "Living Room," was published by Aperture in 1991 to great critical acclaim. Waplington's second book, "Other Edens" (Aperture, 1994), is a global series of panoramic self-portraits. "The Wedding" is a continuation of his ongoing "Living Room" project, which also gave rise to a documentary for German television. Waplington is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the British and European Kodak Awards, and the ICP Young Photographer Award for 1993, for his "Living Rom" series.
Irvine Welsh is the author of three highly acclaimed books, "Acid House," "The Marabou Stork Nightmares," and "Trainspotting." His latest book "Ecstasy: Three Chemical Romances" is due out in 1996.

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