This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: On a summer morning in 1833, Thomas Cole, a British-born, American landscape painter climbed to the top of Mount Holyoke in central Massachusetts and made a sketch of the Connecticut River where it bends and resembles an ox yoke. Three years later the sketch he made that morning became View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (The Oxbow). Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: On a summer morning in 1833, Thomas Cole, a British-born, American landscape painter climbed to the top of Mount Holyoke in central Massachusetts and made a sketch of the Connecticut River where it bends and resembles an ox yoke. Three years later the sketch he made that morning became View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (The Oxbow).
The four by six foot painting, now a key work of American art has been described as Cole's attempt to create a moving time/space panorama within a single frame - the passage of time is represented by the ongoing fury of the storm on the mountain as sunshine returns to the meadow below. Cole was skeptical about progress and the painting may represent a warning about the clearing of wilderness to make open land for farms and factories. Nearly two hundred years after Cole painted The Oxbow, the American photographic artist, Joel Sternfeld, walked into the mile square field depicted in the lower right quadrant of Cole's painting. Sternfeld had first photographed this field in 1978 while traveling on American Prospects. By the time he returned in 2006, the Oxbow in the river was crossed by an interstate highway and the destructive effects of progress that Cole had feared were making themselves apparent globally as climate change.
Sternfeld spent the next year and a half walking that field, commuting to it on an almost daily basis from his home in southern Vermont. His archive is a record of classic New England seasonality, a nature study unlike any other as it is made with the foreknowledge that because of global warming it will never be the same again. His choice of subject matter, a flat unremarkable corn and potato field (archetypal new world crops), signals a conceptual stance away from previous nature depictions: his field is neither Beautiful, nor Sublime, nor Picturesque. The flatness of the field, an unusual stretch of visual freedom in the New England highlands offers an eloquent emptiness and a vessel for the true subject his work: iconic seasonal effect as manifestation of the orbiting Earth.
Sternfeld's time landscape is also a companion piece to his recently published Sweet Earth: Experimental Utopias in America and to When It Changed (pictures at the Montreal Climate Change Conference) and needs to be understood in terms of the political and cultural resonances of those works. Joel Sternfeld is a much published and exhibited artist. Amongst his previous books with Steidl are American Prospects and Walking the High Line.
Inhaltsangabe: In 1836, the landscape painter and conservationist Thomas Cole completed "View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (The Oxbow)," his iconic painting of the Connecticut River where it bends like an ox yoke. Nearly 200 years later, Joel Sternfeld walked into the field depicted in the lower right quadrant of Cole's painting--which he had first photographed in 1978 while traveling for his seminal American Prospects series--and began making almost daily photographs. By 2006, the oxbow in the river was crossed by an interstate highway and the destructive effects of progress which Cole had so feared were making themselves apparent globally as climate change. This volume collects 77 of the quietly haunting photographs that Sternfeld made over the next year-and-a-half. His choice of subject matter--a flat, unremarkable corn and potato field--signals a conceptual stance away from previous nature depictions: His field is neither beautiful, nor sublime, nor picturesque. Its flatness offers an eloquent emptiness, as well as a vessel for the true subject of this work--the effects of human consumption upon the natural world. Following Sternfeld's Sweet Earth: Experimental Utopias in America and When It Changed, this volume resounds with political and cultural implications.
Buchbeschreibung Steidl International Photography, Gottingen, 2008. Paperback. Oblong 4to. Bound in cream cloth with photographic pastedowns to boards and black lettering to spine. Light general shelfwear; very good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 039830
Buchbeschreibung 2008, 2008. STERNFELD, JOEL. Oxbow Archive. Unpaginated, roughly 80 color plates. Oblong 4to, cloth. Gottingen, Steidl, 2008. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 133079
Buchbeschreibung Steidl, Gottingen, Germany, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Book condition: fine, very scarce signed copy, signed by Sternfeld on title page, consists of a photo of the East Meadows in Northhampton, Massachusetts taken on March 13, 2006 and followed by a succession of photos taken the same area, includes maps of the Oxbow of the Connecticut River and the East Meadows along with a copy of The View from Mt. Holyoke by Thomas Cole in 1836, white cloth boards feature two large color photos set into front and back, some light soiling to right front, interior pristine, binding tight, unpaginated, 13 X 11.25 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. Signed by Illustrator(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006732
Buchbeschreibung Steidl International Photography 2008-10-01, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. 3865217869. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 532582
Buchbeschreibung Steidl 10/11/2008, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used - Good. Book itself is very slightly curved. There are a few crease lines in both sides of the cover. Book has some staining and marking to external areas, these prioritise near its edges and corners. The content of the book is excellent, overall a good copy. Hardcover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 074293-21
Buchbeschreibung Steidl International Photograp, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P113865217869
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