Item description for Ralph Gibson: Brasil (Collana) by Ralph Gibson...
With the intimacy that has become his trademark during a photographic practice covering more than 40 years, Ralph Gibson now captures Brazil in all its carnivalesque splendor. Here are the vibrant colors, both natural and manmade, of the tropics; the beating sun on the beaches and the beating drums of a joyous band; and, of course, the faces and figures of that country's famously exhibitionistic women. Gibson's photographs have often focused, with unusual sharpness, on a single geometric element (the corner of a room, for instance) or a single human gesture (the curve of a hand). Now his remarkable eye picks up on the neck of a guitar, framed against the white sands of the beach, a reminder of his exploration of the three dimensional within photography. The chiaroscuro of shadow and white linen evokes his previous black-and-white portraits. And a portrait of a man whose head is obscured by a soccer ball, a witty quote of Magritte, connects with Gibson's lifelong interest in Surrealism. The art, music, and culture of Brazil is growing increasingly popular around the world, and those who want a master's look at this endlessly fascinating land will enjoy this collection of photographs, all of which are published for the first time here. Foreword by Paolo Cermasi. Text by Ralph Gibson. Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in./180 pgs / 250 color and 30 b&w.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.3" Width: 9.7" Height: 0.8" Weight: 3.3 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2005
ISBN 8889431121 ISBN13 9788889431122