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Author Ganis, William V., 1970-

Title Andy Warhol's serial photography / William V. Ganis
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004


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Description xix, 186 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
regular print
Series Contemporary artists and their critics
Contemporary artists and their critics.
Contents Warhol and photography -- A photographic life -- Objects of repetition -- A genealogy of photographic multiples -- The Warhol difference -- Reductio ad absurdum -- Indexes and objects -- The return of repetition -- Straight photographs and queer threads -- Andy's mythologies
Summary "From 1982 to 1987, Andy Warhol made hundreds of works composed of black-and-white photographic prints stitched together with thread. These works are indebted to his earlier repetitive silkscreen paintings and are also the result of lifelong photographic exploration and a prolific decade in which the artist shot more than 124,000 frames. This book is the first scholarly monograph to interpret Warhol's enigmatic photographic series. Contextualizing them within the history of photography and the art world of the 1980s, William Ganis demonstrates how Warhol manipulates the tenets of modern art photography to create ambiguity in the perception of the images. Subverting the objectivity of photography by making viewers aware of photographic mediation through multiples of images, Warhol paradoxically made unique objects in his many photographic series. They also form part of Warhol's media machinations, through which Warhol conflated and complicated painting, printmaking, drawing, and photography."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-171) and index
Notes Also available online (Table of contents)
Subject Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Photography, Artistic.
Author Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987.
LC no. 2003055908
ISBN 0521823358