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Alec Soth

Alec Soth

Charles, Vasa

To learn about Alec Soth and his work, please visit the library. We have two of his books.

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Alec Soth - Alec Soth; Patricia Hampl; Anne Tucker
Call Number: 3865217532
ISBN: 3865217532
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
Evolving from a series of road trips along the Mississippi River, Alec Soth's Sleeping by the Mississippi captures America's iconic yet oft-neglected "third coast." Soth's richly descriptive, large format color photographs describe an eclectic mix of individuals, landscapes, and interiors. Sensuous in detail and raw in subject, his book elicits a consistent mood of loneliness, longing and reverie.

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From Here to There - Alec Soth; Sri Engberg
Call Number: TR647 .S645 2010
ISBN: 9780935640960
Publication Date: 2010-11-30
The first exhibition catalog to feature the full spectrum of the work of Alec Soth, one of the most interesting voices in contemporary photography, whose compelling images of everyday America form powerful narrative vignettes. Featuring more than 100 of the artist's photographs made over the past 15 years, the book includes new critical essays by exhibition curator Siri Engberg, curator and art historian Britt Salvesen and critic Barry Schwabsky. Novelist Geoff Dyer's "Riverrun"--a meditation on Soth's series Sleeping by the Mississippi--and August Kleinzahler's poem "Sleeping It Off in Rapid City" contribute to the thoughtful exploration of this body of work.


New Photography Books

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Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort - Peter Galassi (ed.)
Call Number: TR645.N532 M834 1991
ISBN: 0870701924
Publication Date: 1991-10-01
From the great MoMA exhibition, this companion catalog. An inspiration to Spring 2012 visiting artist David Hilliard.

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Jeff Wall: The Crooked Path - Hans De Wolf (ed.)
Call Number: TR 647 .W358 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Companion catalog for the exhibition "Jeff Wall. The Crooked Path" at the Center for Fine Arts, Brussels

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Chauncey Hare - Jack von Euw; Steven Kasher
Call Number: TR654 .H3724 2009
ISBN: 9783865214959
Publication Date: 2009-10-27
This monograph "captures the terrifying, claustrophobic ordinariness of the real America that lives out its bewildered days behind the slap-happy myth of progress..."

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William Wegman: Video Works 1970-1999
Call Number: N6537 .W345 W55 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Modest and undeniably funny works from the photographer who defies categorization. Do we take him seriously? Do we poke fun? Neither option gives us much ground to stand on, as Wegman seems to have the last laugh in this collection of videos.


Researching Photography

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Photography research encompasses broad topics including art, history, technology, journalism, advertising and politics, as well as the formal aspects of images and motion pictures. The Watkins Library maintains current issues of leading industry magazines and journals, as well as large collection of books and DVDs dedicated to the worlds of art, film and photography.

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