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John Riddy : photographs

Title
John Riddy : photographs / essay by Michael Fried ; conversation with James Welling ; [editor, Liz Jobey].
Author
Riddy, John.
Publication
Göttingen : Steidl, 2019.

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Additional Authors
  • Jobey, Liz
  • Fried, Michael
  • Welling, James
Description
249 pages : illustrations (some color); 33 cm
Summary
John Riddy's photographs are distinguished by a combination of poetic delicacy and formal precision which has been evident since his earliest pictures made in London in the late 1980s. Working consistently in series, Riddy has created collective studies of urban architecture and rural landscapes in countries as disparate as Japan, Italy, South Africa and the United States, in every case exploiting the capacity for still images to render the everyday both factual and transcendent. The starting point for much of his work has been the relationship between photography and the history of art and architecture, such as John Ruskin's autobiography, Hokusai's woodblock prints and Gustave Le Gray's photographs. This book presents all of Riddy's major series and, like a volume of collected poems, each image is distinct and of itself yet linked to its counterparts by technical skill and a finely tuned sensibility. The sequence of images builds progressively towards a final series of magisterial works that reveals Riddy's subtle use of color, light and darkness to express his complex comprehension of the world.
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Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Call Number
JQG 19-739
ISBN
  • 3958295665
  • 9783958295667
LCCN
9783958295667
OCLC
1057781079
Author
Riddy, John.
Title
John Riddy : photographs / essay by Michael Fried ; conversation with James Welling ; [editor, Liz Jobey].
Imprint
Göttingen : Steidl, 2019.
Edition
1st ed.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Added Author
Jobey, Liz, editor.
Fried, Michael, writer of introduction.
Welling, James, interviewer.
Other Standard Identifier
9783958295667
Research Call Number
JQG 19-739
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