5,0 su 5 stelleA brilliant and stunning retrospective
31 marzo 2016 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
This volume contains a wonderful and brilliant retrospective of Rineke Dijkstra's work. This book provides an excellent and comprehensive selection of Dijkstra's iconic work, as well as background on her process and the meanings behind her portraiture.
This book is both beautiful and informative, and I highly recommend it for any fans of contemporary photography and portraiture.
One thing to note, this book has a cardboard binding, i.e. not standard book with dustjacket. It's a very clean design and look, but the edges to have a tendency to get a bit dented - be forewarned!
5,0 su 5 stelleIncredible contemporary photographer
23 gennaio 2013 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Rineke Dijkstra's retrospective at the Guggenheim last year was one of the most influential shows I have ever experienced, and when I saw the price on Amazon for the show's accompanying book, I had to pick it up. If you don't know her work and are at all interested in portraiture, buy this now. She belongs in the great tradition of other portrait masters like Avedon and Karsh.
This is my first Reneke Dijkstra book and therefore can't compare it to her others. However, I have looked at hundreds (yes, many hundreds) of photography books and can say that the production value of this one is quite lovely. If you are on this page I would assume you already know who Rinke Dijstra is and are at least somewhat familiar and probably a fan of her work. Thus I am not going to go into detail about the nature of her work suffice to say the book contains a nice selection of her various projects.
The majority of the book is printed on a decently thick sort of semi-luster paper to nice effect. Each photo is given its own page and this is just the way I like. There is also a series of people dancing oddly reproduced on cheaper and inferior paper stock. It appears out of place in the book but is not too bothersome. Thankfully there are no double page photo spreads (the bane of my existence). The reproduction quality of the prints in the book is very good for the price. I've seen plenty of books with poorer reproduction priced around the same.
While I haven't completely digested the text I can say from what I have read there is some interesting and insightful commentary inside. If you are a fan of Dijkstra and have yet to purchase a book of hers don't hesitate to start here.
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