"Photographer Stephen Shore, who famously got his work into the collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art at the age of 14, is best known for his vivid images of landscapes, spaces, and people across the United States. Among the artist’s most storied series is “American Surfaces,” which comprises hundreds of photographs taken in the early 1970s during a road trip from New York to Amarillo, Texas. Once derided by critics put off by his then-new taste for color photography, “American Surfaces” is now considered one of the most famous photo series of all time.
At the age of 24, Shore’s travel set off from New York and headed toward Texas, visiting 19 states and Washington, D.C. along the way. Over the course of his travels, he crafted 174 small-scale color images from the trip, later showing them at the since-closed Light Gallery in New York. Shore’s photographic style was unadorned—his images were raw and unaestheticized, unlike many similar pictures of American life being made at the time. His presentation of the works at Light Gallery was similarly spartan—they were mounted to the gallery’s walls with double-sided tape. At just five inches wide, each photograph resembled a postcard."
Good - Very Good / Dust jacket has some wear along the edges. Softcover itself and inside in very good condition, with a very slight hint of edge discolouration.
Author Stephen Shore
Title American Surfaces
Publication year 2008
Edition 2nd Edition