Princeton University Library Catalog

Culs de ferme / Jean-Luc Cramatte.

Photographer:
Cramatte, Jean-Luc, 1959- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
French
Published/​Created:
[Zürich: Edition Patrick Frey, 2016]
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
In this book Jean-Luc Cramatte seeks to portray various forms of accumulation in a globalized landscape that is often touted as clean and orderly. An obsessive collector of pictures, including both his own photographs and found pictures, Cramatte has been compiling a photographic inventory for twenty years now. He likes thinking and working serially, securing all sorts of evidence to stop the growing gaps in our collective memory. His examinations of the visible world, invariably based on idiosyncratic concepts, steer our gaze towards things inconspicuous and overlooked. His photographic inventories shed a humorous and critical light on the 'normal' present-day world, thereby producing a telling ethnography of quotidian life. He sometimes takes the concept of the catalog to its limits ultimately reinventing reality, even while adhering to a strictly documentary approach without eschewing the unsightly, the bleak, the monotonous. His work culminates in a poetry of the ordinary.
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ISBN:
  • 9783906803180 paperback
  • 390680318X paperback
OCLC:
  • 990807972
  • 962330911
International Article Number:
  • 9783906803180
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