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Author Wagner, Catherine, 1953- photographer, interviewee

Title Catherine Wagner : place, history, and the archive / photographs, Catherine Wagner ; text, Shoair Mavlian, Stephen Shore, Nicholas Olsberg, Catherine Wagner
Published [Bologna] : Damiani, [2018]


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 WATERFT ART&ARCH  779.092 Wagner wag/Cwp  AVAILABLE
Description 335 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 x 31 cm
Contents The art of scrutiny : foreword / Nicholas Olsberg -- Photographs and installations : a conversation / Stephen Shore and Catherine Wagner -- The times in which we live / Shoair Mavlian -- Archaeology in reverse. Early California landscapes ; Moscone site ; 1275 Minnesota Street Project -- Investigation of place. Louisiana World Exposition ; Realism and illusion: Catherine Wagner photographs the Disney Theme Parks ; American classroom ; Home and other stories -- Re-classifying history. Museum pieces ; Re-classifying history ; Rome works -- Near abstraction. Greenhouse abstractions ; Flux density ; Cross sections -- Art & science : investigating matter. Art & science : investigating matter ; History of science ; Frankenstein -- Reconsidering the archive. A narrative history of the lightbulb ; Reparations ; Trans/literate -- Contributors -- About Catherine Wagner
Summary Catherine Wagner: Place, History, and the Archive' presents a 40-year survey of the photographic work of Catherine Wagner (born 1953). Including examples from 19 of the artist's series, it is the first publication to survey Wagner's work from its beginnings in the mid-1970s to the present day. Her early work, which looked at architecture and its core materials, employed strategies she calls "archaeology in reverse"; this set off a career-long examination of the notion of construction in institutions as various as art museums, science labs, classrooms, the home and Disneyland. Scientific, cultural and natural histories are key realms of this exploration; working in series, Wagner explores the physical and conceptual structures of our world. Featuring an essay by curator Shoair Mavlian and a conversation between the artist and Stephen Shore, 'Place, History, and the Archive' offers a thorough survey of Wagner's wide-ranging work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Chiefly illustrations
Subject Wagner, Catherine, 1953-
Photography, Artistic.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Author Olsberg, R. Nicholas, writer of foreword
Mavlian, Shoair, writer of supplementary textual content
Shore, Stephen, 1947- interviewer
ISBN 9788862085984 (hardcover)
8862085982 (hardcover)