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Face By William A. Ewing

Face by William A. Ewing

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Summary

A study of the face in contemporary photography announces the death of the conventional portrait and the birth of a new approach to representation. It includes images that offer a critique that makes us think again about a deceptively familiar subject.

Face Summary

Face: The New Photographic Portrait by William A. Ewing

Newly available in paperback, this groundbreaking publication - the first full-scale study of the face in contemporary photography - announces the death of the conventional portrait and the birth of a new approach to representation. In challenging accepted notions of the photographic portrait, these images offer up a provocative critique that makes us think again about a deceptively familiar subject. They may be alluring, touching or frightening - but these photographs are never less than riveting.

Face Reviews

'A manifesto against our current image culture and its unrealistic ideals of beauty, youth and celebrity' - The Art Review
'For photographers with a passion for portraiture, this book shouldn't be ignored' - Digital Photographer Magazine
'Beautiful ... fascinating ... all [the photos] are captivating in some way' - Professional Photographer
'Endlessly fascinating ... inspiring and reassuring' - Image

About William A. Ewing

William A. Ewing has been an author, lecturer, curator of photography and museum director for more than forty years. His many publications on photography include The Body, Landmark and Edward Burtynsky: Essential Elements, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Table of Contents

Preface * Introduction * 1. Gazes: i. Facing Up; ii. Facing Down 2. Looks: iii. Masks; iv. Mergers * 3. Facades: v. Losing Face; vi. Saving Face * 4. Transplants: vii. Faking Faces; viii. Making Faces Notes * Sources of Illustrations * Acknowledgements

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GOR004710730
9780500287323
0500287325
Face: The New Photographic Portrait by William A. Ewing
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2008-06-30
240
N/A
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