Wolfgang Tillmans: View From Above

Texts by Rudolf Schmitz, Giorgio Verzotti


Wolfgang Tillmans, the first German-born artist, and first photographer, ever to be awarded Britain\s prestigious Turner Prize, has become, in recent years, \"Mr. Zeitgeist,\" as the German magazine ARt has called him. His best-known photographs, such as portraits of friends and youth culture denizens, still-lifes, images of garments, and the \"Concorde\" series, have been shown in exhibitions and magazines throughout the world. Presenting him, however, as far more than a documentarian of Gen-X and youth culture, this major monograph on his work will present primarily unpublished photographs: land and cityscapes that have been manipulated with light during the printing process, images created without negatives, only by the use of light on photographic paper, and other abstractions. The book also includes a variety of more familiar works in which Tillmans examines the abstract qualities of nature and common, man-made goods. Wolfgang Tillmans is a remarkable publication on one of the most important artists of his generation.


Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Artists: Wolfgang Tillmans

Contributors: Rudolf Schmitz, Giorgio Verzotti

Designer: Wolfgang Tillmans

Printer: Dr. Cantz\sche Druckerei

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 11 in (24.1 x 27.9 cm)

Pages: 240

Reproductions: 200 color

ISBN: 9783775710848

Retail: $45 | £29 | €39.80

Status: Out Of Print

Wolfgang Tillmans

Few artists have shaped the scope of contemporary art and influenced a younger generation more than Wolfgang Tillmans. Since the early 1990s, his works have epitomized a new kind of subjectivity in photography, pairing intimacy and playfulness with social critique and the persistent questioning of existing values and hierarchies. Through his seamless integration of genres, subjects, techniques, and exhibition strategies, he has expanded conventional ways of approaching the medium and his practice continues to address the fundamental question of what it means to create pictures in an increasingly image-saturated world.

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