1979 to the Present (German 1st) [2002] | Thomas Ruff
1979 to the Present (German 1st) [2002] | Thomas Ruff
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1979 to the Present by Thomas Ruff [2002]

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Hardcover in Dustjacket; 272 pages
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
5.9 pounds; 9.75 x 1.25 x 13.25 inches
3883755451

All fields of contemporary Western life are captured by the lens of Thomas Ruff's large-format camera: petit bourgeois homes in the provinces and suburbs; modernist and current architectural structures; the startlingly alien faces of fellow human beings; the technologically sophisticated observation of outer space; studies of local neighborhoods by night; the news industry's non-stop invention of pictures; changing views on how we feel about our bodies; and modifications in perceptions through the pictorial explosion of the Internet.

Since the early 1980s, Thomas Ruff has created a substantial photographic oeuvre in which he draws our attention to all of these familiar subjects, simultaneously marshalling a precise, fascinating rendition of our perceptual universe and a conceptually matter-of-fact presentation of untold layers of meaning and photographic premises. This catalogue gathers, for the first time, all of the work he has created since 1979, placing his most important and familiar works in the context of his entire oeuvre. Substantial reproductions are accompanied by scholarly essays, an annotated catalogue raisonne of works since 1979 and an illustrated biography.

The first complete compilation of this German artist's photographic work, including the series of controversial "nudes." Hardcover in dust jacket. Photographs by Thomas Ruff. Edited by Matthias Winzen. Essays by Per Boym, Ute Eskildsen, Valeria Liebmann and Matthias Winzen. 272 pages; 129 color and b&w plates, and 75 additional color and b&w text illustrations; 10 x 13.5 inches. Biography, list of exhibitions, bibliography and an annotated catalogue raisonne of works since 1979 with 607 color and 502 additional b&w illustrations. Text in English.