Item description for Gregory Crewdson by Gregory Crewdson, Stephan Berg, Martin Hentschel & Katy Siegel...
In his photographs, Gregory Crewdson (born in 1962 in Brooklyn, New York) presents artfully condensed stories that essentially deal with the penetration of the mysterious into normalcy. In an image from his Twilight series (1998-2002), we see yellow school buses parked outside white wooden houses. Groups of students stand or lie around passively in different places. An idyllic scene, but only at first glance, as the image seems oddly "uncanny" in the Freudian sense. It shows something familiar yet unsettling, different, and somewhat inexplicable. What is really happening here? Crewdson goes to great lengths in dramatizing his disturbing suburban scenes, employing means more typical of Hollywood film productions. Using elaborate lighting, cranes, props, and extras, he stages his scenes, which are at the same time always an accurate portrayal of everyday life in America, with obsessive attention to detail. This publication is the first to assemble all of the artist's photographic productions in a single volume and includes his most recent, previously unpublished series Beneath the Roses.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 11.75" Height: 10.25" Weight: 4.3 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2005
Publisher Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 377571622X ISBN13 9783775716222
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More About Gregory Crewdson, Stephan Berg, Martin Hentschel & Katy Siegel
Gregory Crewdson Holds an MFA in Photography from Yale School of Art. His work has been the subject of multiple solo exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, and is in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Art Institute of Chicago; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York among others. Monographs of his work include, Twilight: Photographs by Gregory Crewdson (Harry N. Abrams Inc., 2003) and Gregory Chewdson: Dream of Life (Ediciones Universidad De Salamanca, 2000). He lives and works in New York City.
Gregory Crewdson currently resides in the state of New York.
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DO NOT BUY FINE ART BOOKS FROM AMAZON!! Apr 21, 2008
The book is fantastic! However to my horror it was packed very badly and the book arrived scratched and a damaged. this site expects me to pay for all shipping costs to get a refund of the book value only. Since I live in Australia the return shipping would surpass the value of the books sent. I emailed this site with this issue 2 weeks ago and NO REPLY!
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i expected more Jul 24, 2006
i was excited to see this book, before i actually saw it, and disappointed by how few excellent images the artist has produced over the 20 years the book covers. the black and white aerial creations were fascinating, but the earlier color work seems average when put up against other similar work of the time. the later stuff is also very interesting, but they need the scale of a gallery with huge walls to have the intended effect - in a book they just don't translate.
i would suggest jeff wall or philip lorca di corcia before this book, and mitch epstein or joel sternfeld for the real choice stuff.
Terrific photographer, sub-par book Jul 22, 2006
Having seen much of the work presented in this book in a gallery in Manhattan earlier this year, I can testify to its quality. Experiencing it live is pretty overwhelming - one really gets sucked into the world of each photograph. I'm afraid this volume does not even come close to recreating the experience. The reproductions are quite small-scale & printed on non-glossy stock, losing huge quantities of the vividness & detail which are these photographs raison d'etre. In person, I was able to spend hours standing in front of these photographs, absorbing the tiniest details. Those same details can't even be made out here. I was truly looking forward to the release of this volume, but I'm afraid after seeing it that I wouldn't bother to purchase it. A real disappointment - hopefully at some point a monograph will be released that's actually worthy of Crewdson's work.
A timely retrospective from one of the most referenced visual artists Mar 10, 2006
Having spoken several times with the artist Gregory Crewdson, I'm comfortable in saying that a retrospective of his art is an insight only into his (r)evolutionary techniques and dream narratives. The man himself is a slightly bemused, curious artist with an assured but uncaring knowledge of his impact. A recent panel at Princeton, pitted Gregory against motion pictures' reigning dream narrative king, Spike Jonze. There's a reason Spike's infamous Addidas spot was particularly brilliant...the scenes, the props and even the film coloring were all lifted quite clearly from Crewdson's eponymous single frame masterpieces. This book has the beautiful and haunting recent work, but also features a assortment of compositions from his earliest period; a period that seemed to focus on the grey mood and the everydayness from a Walker Percy life. A period in the early nineties shows the transition to curious composition; with hints of what was to come. Overall brilliant, and I"m sure music video directors will steal openly from the pages of this great book as well.
EVERYDAY Jan 3, 2006
this is the way that i see life. i am a an employee of a funeral home, and attending mortuary school. that hazy life that Crewdson depicts is everyday to me. A work of art. The alcohol in my veins never felt so good as i gaze at these amazing parts of the world. Twilight is mosiac as well.