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Robbert Flick: Trajectories Hardcover – 23 Aug 2004

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Steidl; 1st Edition edition (23 Aug. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 386521018X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3865210180
  • Product Dimensions: 33.9 x 25.3 x 3.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,055,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robbert Flick's work extends the same visual, philosophical, and theoretically fertile arena explored by Robert Heinecken. While Heinecken emphasized the manner in which images function at the intersection of popular culture and the fine arts, Flick has concentrated on the conceptual and receptive properties of photography - specifically landscape photography. The distinctive visual and conceptual strength of Flick's work has been evident from his very early essay-format images of the 1960s. Finding a new strength in the evocative diptychs he began in the late 1970s, his investigations led him to begin using grid-format sequential views in order to provide multiple visual access to images that are visually related but physically separate. The conceptual and visual opportunities offered by digital applications allowed him to extend his participation in the critical discourse established around the interpretation, evaluation, and assessment of visual constructs related to the landscape.

Trajectories traces this important artist's career from the 1970s to the present, examining his visual development and charting the conceptual and philosophical impact of contemporary culture on landscape, cultural geography, and technology. Constructed chronologically, the book reveals the cumulative authority of the artist's creative process and the fluidity of his conceptual dynamic.

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Robbert Flick, Trajectories 20 May 2010
By KGD - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book for those with a passion for photography and the American landscape. It is a road trip for the eyes and the mind. When taken as a whole, Robbert Flick's Trajectories reveals a committed and meticulous visual exploration of the many ways that photographic images convey meaning. Using the photographic series, sequenced images, and the grid as organizational, visual, and conceptual framing devices, Flick's work is part archive, part aesthetic response to the photographic improbability of capturing a three-dimensional world in only two, and part documentary; even when the only action it documents is a drive down the street in the artist's specially modified vehicle that is as much tripod as it is minivan.

Moving in and across time and space, Flick's signature work often takes the form of an elaborate grid of photographic images, which in recent years, have been literally culled from thousands of digital stills. Once completed, the individual images can be read as unique photographs but also serve as part of what one might call an optical collective in which each image draws additional strength from its neighbor.

Considering over four decades of Flick's photographic work, Trajectories reveals that this Southern California based photographer has not only traversed the country from the cornfields of the Midwest to the California coast but has shifted his practice from analog black and white photography to digital imaging.

In his work, he has captured the poetry of a parking structure, and created a whimsical folly from an over-manicured landscape. In still another series, one wonders at the wildly improbable marshmallow shaped rocks of Joshua Tree National Park. Flick has also traversed and photographed the industrial wastelands and bustling streets of the many neighborhood communities in Los Angeles and this material serves to provide a far richer view of the city and its recent history than any other book out there.

Finally, the book ends by offering readers/viewers, a final glimpse into the sweet solitude of an early morning spent silently watching the ocean waves, which like the signal of an old TV set, rolled in horizontal bands on the camera's viewfinder.

Three essays by Michael Dear, David Ulin, and Tim B. Wride help to position the work in an broader historical and art historical context and greatly add to the reader's appreciation and understanding of Flick's work.
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