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Inhaltsangabe: Tina Barney: Photographs. Theater of Manners.
New York photographer Tina Barney was born to an upper-class East Coast family. Ever since she started to take photographs in 1974 she has documented and examined her family's life. As an intimate observer, the viewer witnesses the intricacies of social rituals--weddings, Christmas dinners, and cocktail parties. Barney captures the tension between the polished surfaces and the intensity of the feelings underneath.
"There is a contradiction in my pictures that says, I feel closed out, distant, unable to enter into that person or place. But as that person or place pulls you into the space, at the same time I want to show my desire and will to approach the inside, to get closer, to contact, communicate to touch the interior. I want to get inside because it's the only thing that's worthwhile. The insignificance of human beings terrifies me, and that feeling of doubt, reason for existence, keeps me on a constant search for substance, depth, validity."
Barney's photographs are brilliantly composed, densely layered tableaux signaling her familiarity with classic painting. The viewer can never be quite sure whether the images are carefully posed arrangements or perfectly captured moments of "real life." Barney's astute play with artifice mirrors social life itself--part artifice, part spontaneity. In this comprehensive monograph Tina Barney is revealed as a rare combination of artist and visual anthropologist.
Rezension: A cursory glance at Tina Barney's first monograph, Theater of Manners, finds a simple set of family snapshots. A closer look, though, reveals that these color photographs, deeply saturated in light and expertly reproduced, are in fact a carefully organized survey into the realm of familial and social relationships. The offhanded quality of the images is not accidental. Barney has a strong eye for the family tableau: children sprawled over the furniture in a formal parlor, shirtless and tan adult brothers tending the barbecue, young cousins in matching double-breasted jackets, Aunt Shirley in a floral dress in the center of a flower-wallpapered room. The reader is never quite sure just how posed the models are--everything seems just a bit too perfect, but then that may be one of the points these photos aim to make. Barney grew up cosseted by a family of upper-middle-class Easterners, and it seems she turns her camera back on that roseate world to discover the strains and strengths that form its foundation. This set of images is organized loosely like a family album; as the pages turn, the reader is carried through the years. Babies become teenagers, girls at the beach become young women in bridesmaids dresses. It becomes readily apparent that Barney is a highly skilled artist and an excellent observer of the complex relationships we all share with those we love.
Titel: Tina Barney Photographs: Theater of Manners
Verlag: Scalo Publishers
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Scalo, Zurich, 1997. First Edition. 31 x 24 cm 254 pp with colour illustrations throughout. Hbk. very good in very good dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 11386
Buchbeschreibung Zürich / Scalo, 1997. 4°, hardcover, dustjacket. 256 pages Very fine copy, as new. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 14796
Buchbeschreibung Scalo Publishers, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. VG clean text, solid binding, reading wear to dust jacket- some bumping and light sun fading to edges. ABE estimates international rates, actual rate charged may decrease or increase based on size of item. Buyers will receive an approval request if shipping is greater than the default amount. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1608270012
Buchbeschreibung Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers S-574-43
Buchbeschreibung Scalo Publishers 1997-11, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. 3931141608. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 592124
Buchbeschreibung SCALO, * * * * *, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. B00K: Fine/ $237.65 3931141608 TINA BARNEY: PHOTOGRAPHS THEATER OF MANNERS; Signed. BARNEY, TINA SCALO BERLIN 1sT SCALO Edition 1997 White Portion With Title In Black Spine, Dust Jacket: Very Good/Fine/ And A Little Better, Shelf, Edge And Corner Ware. Tall And Wide Hard Cover BooK: Fine/, 254 Numbered Pages That Were Lightly Read And Are Clean And Tight To The Spine, Slight Shelf, Edge And Corner Ware. Two Small Nicks Into The Bottom Of The Covers. Signed By The Author, In Black Ink, On The Title Page, Dated 1998, Rear Bottom Corner Lightly Bumped. Might Require Extra Shipping And Handling To Your Destination, Due To Large Size And Weight. = = Description Applies To This B00K, Only. = This Author Signed Book Has A Special Significance, Is Hard To Find, Will Be Packaged And Shipped = Carefully, To Avoid Shipping Damage And Will Make It, An Excellent Addition To Your Own Personal Library Collection, Or As A Gift, For The Discriminating Reader / Collector. = WORLD WIDE SHIPPING, AVAILABLE. =*=* California State Law Now Requires The Following Notice Be Given: *=*=* Seller Did Not See And Was Not Present When This Item Was Signed. No Certificate Of Authenticity Is Included In This Sale/Purchase Price. If You Would Like A Certificate Of Authenticity, You Can Obtain One At Your Own Convenience And Expense, Which Is Not Included In The Purchase Price Of This Item. =*=*. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005890
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Buchbeschreibung Scalo Publishers, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX3931141608
Buchbeschreibung Scalo Publishers, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3931141608
Buchbeschreibung Scalo, 1997. Hardcover with dustjacket, 256 pages; very good condition; light rubbing to dj; warmly inscribed to "Charlie" [Cowles] and signed "Tina" on title page; no other internal marks. Foreign shipping may be extra. Buchnummer des Verkäufers TiBaSc250