Joel Peter Witkin A Retrospective *

Author(s): Celant Germano

Art, Design & Photography | Secondhand

Few living photographers are as controversial and provocative as Joel-Peter Witkin. While his powerful subject matter and exploration of imagery normally considered taboo have led to attempts to close down shows, his work now features prominently in museums and collections worldwide. Shocking and compelling, this volume of photographs mine the grotesque and physically abnormal for their power to reflect how we see ourselves. His work also draws on the art of the past, including Bosch, Goya, Velasquez and 19th century symbolists. This book spans Witkin's entire career, and examines the significance of his work from both the American and the European perspectives.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781881616207
  • : scalo
  • : scalo
  • : 1.81
  • : January 1996
  • : 216mm X 291mm X 33mm
  • : Switzerland
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Celant Germano
  • : Hardback
  • : 779.092
  • : 224
  • : 100 colour and 30 b&w illustrations