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Accompanying a retrospective of the pioneering photographer, this volume of than 75 original works will thrill Duane Michals aficionados, while introducing younger viewers to an innovative artist who redefined the role of the photograph in artistic expression A self taught photographer, Duane Michals broke away from established traditions of the medium during the 1960s His messages and poems inscribed on the photographs, and his visual stories created through multiple images, defied the principles of the reigning practitioners of the form Indeed, Michals considers himself as much a storyteller as a photographer Accompanying a major traveling retrospective of his work, this book features Michals s best known early sequences, The Spirit Leaves the Body, Paradise Regained, and Chance Meeting as well as works from later in his career such as The Bewitched Bee and Who is Sidney Sherman Penetrating essays situate Michals within the history of 20th century photography, explore the artist s images of sexual identity and sensuality, examine his legacy today, and address the childlike aspects of his work a theme that has never been widely examined An annotated timeline of Michals s biography includes rare archival materials and provides a unique glimpse into his life Wide ranging and timely, this volume offers a fresh appraisal of a popular artist who continues to create moving and experimental works that speak to a broad and evergrowing audience....

Title : Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals
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ISBN : 3791353705
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Prestel November 25, 2014
Number of Pages : 240 pages
File Size : 698 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals Reviews

  • fred stevens
    2019-04-25 18:53

    I have a few other books by Duane Michals, but this one is going to be my favorite. The book is large--without being too big to comfortably read--and the printing is excellent. I have just started to read the essays, but so far I have enjoyed them and find them quite insightful into the life of the photographer. I owe a great deal of debt to Duane Michals, credit him for showing me, over thirty years ago, that photography can be about way more than just a picture of a thing, that photographs can express spiritual concepts and thoughts about this life (and perhaps one to come.) While some of the photographs and sequences explore heavier philosophical questions, some are lighthearted and fun (after all, life isn't all about the darkness.) I have never met Duane Michals, but I am thankful for all that he has taught me through his books.

  • Thierry
    2019-05-13 17:24

    Wonderful tribute and retrospective of Duane Michals work and life. Many of his most famous photo-stories are included ,as well as some of the newer and less know ones, and the writing is quite intelligent concerning the pictures, their meaning, and how they affected Michals understanding of what life is about.

  • Nanin
    2019-05-12 17:38

    Excellent by all means. Format and contain. A Masterpiece.

  • Troy Wayrynen
    2019-05-15 14:37

    This book is fantastic and exceeded my expectations. Duane Michals was a strong influence on me as a photography student and this book and the images it contains reminds me why I so enjoy Duane Michal and his photography.

  • Russell V.
    2019-05-11 18:54

    An excellent catalog and fine write-ups.A Satisfied Customer.

  • Barbara
    2019-04-22 11:39

    It was a gift and photogragher DH has not taken the wrapper off yet, but it was a special request and he loves Duane Michael's work so it's already a hit.

  • dvallens
    2019-05-14 10:29

    Highly recommend this book!

  • Filomena Daleandro
    2019-05-02 16:43

    Excellent book!