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Richard Misrach: Golden Gate [Hardcover]

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"We are in the presence of that uniquely photographic and uniquely American phenomenon: the documentary sublime. [Golden Gate] takes you, metaphorically and literally, as far west as you can get. Just as Frederic Edwin Church's colossal Niagara (1857) still surpasses the iconic familiarity of the location, so Misrach's pictures make us see an overphotographed subject in a new light; literally. But the light that shrouds, frames, drenches and (always) dwarfs the bridge is also historical. It is as if the sky of every one of the paintings on show at Tate Britain has, at some point, ended up in the Bay Area. . . . Church's rainbow even turns up in one of them. All-even the ones that are completely abstract, just air, color, light-attest to a verifiable truth: at that moment it really looked like this. We have arrived at a vision of the sublime that is literal and absolute. It is impossible to go any further." -Geoff Dyer

Aperture is delighted to reissue Richard Misrach's highly acclaimed publication, Golden Gate. Misrach's photographs are illuminated by important essays by noted art historian T. J. Clark and by geographer Richard Walker.

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Pages   164
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 13.25" Height: 11.5"
Weight:   4.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 15, 2005
Publisher   Aperture
ISBN  1931788510  
ISBN13  9781931788519  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Richard Misrach (born 1949, Los Angeles) has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad. His work is represented in many permanent collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The National Gallery of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Art Institute of Chicago. Misrach is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, four National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and Germany's Kulturpreis for Lifetime Achievement in Photography. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Richard Misrach was born in 1949.

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Astonishing  Nov 18, 2007
Richard Misrach is one of the great American photographers and this is a beautiful book. The Golden Gate Bridge set within the larger panorama of the San Francisco Bay is photographed with a large format camera in a fixed position over and over again at different times of day and night and in an amazing array of different weather conditions. Astonishing.
Worth being a collectable book   Nov 4, 2007
I think it's a great book to owe. I like how the photographer choose one spot to record all the time behavior of the same seen over more than 3 years and more than 10 times a year. What I know about Richard (the photographer) that he usually don't use filters in his camera.. as they describe his photography as an honest photography, also he uses an 8x10 Large format camera the thing that makes his photographs so sharp and life. The book is not boring and have a lot of picture to talk about.

The book is away from the very complicated photographic ideas, the book is so simple but very rich of a lot of colorful photographs and the time and date of every photo. It's a very great family gathering book, and I think it's a collectable as so.

Photographing a one seen for more than several time in deferent seasons is well known in the history of photography but not like how Richard Misrach viewd as in a whole book with too many photographs.

The finishing of the book is great and neat and large to view to the limit that would make your eye pupil open wide.

About the price? I think the book worth more than the price it offers.
Look Ma...I took some photos of the "Golden Gate" that look like my #*#&  May 7, 2007
This book SUCKS...Thank goodness I did not pay $50.00 + for this. I am disabled with multiple scelrosis and I collect different items on the Golden Gate Bridge. My "love affair" with "The Bridge" quickly turned to BEYOND DISAPOINTMENT & RAGE!!! Here are some book titles Mr.RM should of used - 'GOLDEN GATE SKY', 'GOLDEN GATE NIGHT', GOLDEN GATE CLOUDS, GOLDEN GATE SOMETIMES NOT AT ALL...SHAME ON YOU :(.
Color displays of weather and bridge  Mar 13, 2006
In 1997 photographer Richard Misrach began photographing San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge at all hours of day and night, creating a year-round workbook of seasonal bridge views: GODEN GATE is his catalog which packs in over eighty images culled from a series of over seven hundred shots. Full-page color displays provide a wealth of mostly-distant bridge images set against changing skylines and backgrounds. Weather plays a large part in these captivating images - but so does history, and art historian T.J. Clark adds an essay which provides background information on Misrach's interests and approaches, with geographer Richard Walker adding commentary on geography and viewpoint. The result is an artistic catalog with appeal not only to any California resident but to any interested in Bridges or architectural art.
Amazing photos of an amazing bridge.  Dec 31, 2002
I've lived in Marin County for about two years and still get excited going over the Golden Gate Bridge. I was thrilled to receive this book for Christmas and am in awe over the pictures. It's incredible to see photos of the varying weather patterns we get in the bay area and Misrach's time-lapse photos are incredible. What's even more amazing is that Misrach is lucky enough to have this phenominal view from his front porch!

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