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Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places: The Complete Works Hardcover – 7 Jun 2004


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  • Hardcover: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; Second edition edition (7 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500542872
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500542873
  • Product Dimensions: 32.7 x 2.7 x 26.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 304,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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At the age of 24, Stephen Shore became the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Among his numerous other one-man shows, Shore has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. He has received several awards for his photography including two National Endowment for the Arts Grants and a Guggenheim Foundation Grant. He has been the Chair of the photography department at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. since 1982.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Robin Benson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Jun. 2004
Format: Hardcover
On page six of this large book, Stephen Shore writes, in the Artist's Note, 'The book you are holding in your hands amounts to what might be called the photographic equivalent of a director's cut.', and in the nature of such things you now get an additional ninety-four photos with the forty-nine that were in the original 1982 Aperture edition of the book, though this is not strictly true because some that were in the original are not in this edition.

I bought the original book because I loved the way Shore captured the everyday urban American outdoors and of course the amazing colour and detail. This new edition is even better because the photos are now larger, mostly 10.5 by 8.25 inches. The other thing I love about some of these photos is the way Shore captures the street corner, this seems to be a favorite composition (stretching back to the famous FSA photos of the Thirties) with contemporary photographers and Photorealists painters like Richard Estes or Davis Cone. Shore's 'El Paso Street, Texas, July 5, 1975' could just as easily be an Estes painting. There are several corner photos in the book and they are just stunning.

Another reviewer (on US Amazon) has commented on the amount of detail in these photos, helped of course by the two hundred plus dot screen, the original book used a 175 dpi. Apart from the screen it is interesting to compare images that appear in both books and the color does vary. 'Beverly Boulevard, June 21 1975' in the original (page 39) is predominately brown for the street area, in this edition (page 115) it has changed to a predominately blue cast. I wonder if this is the sort of thing that concerns collectors of first edition photo books?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By H. E. Harris on 4 July 2009
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If you are both a fan of large format colour photography and a disciple of the New Topographics movement of the 1970s, then this book is a must. Shore takes you on a journey across the USA and Canada, giving you a visual diary of the places and the people he encountered. It is not a travelogue, but a vital and beautiful chronicle of the life and times of 1970s USA. The way Shore can turn an ordinary scene into a multi-layered statement on the world around us is amazing. Oh, and by the way, the image and printing quality is second to none. Just marvel at the detail and the hidden secrets in the images.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By snapperD on 28 April 2014
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This is a beautifully presented, produced and well rounded book that presents an aspect of Stephen Shore's work very well. The relatively large and landscape format does great justice to the large format images and the colour has a very negative film feel to it as opposed to a colour reversal, contrasty transparency one.
Some would argue the images seem hum-drum and ordinary looking, they may even say theres a bit of "I could do that" about them. I would say those folk are not looking at, merely seeing the pictures.
Anyone with a nostalgic nemory of what the US was like in the 1970's and 80's will really like this I believe.
It is a period piece this heavy book, and I like it tremendously.
Well worth the purchase and at a terrific price with excellent despatch - so great value
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By triger on 16 May 2013
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It's just plain amazing. You feel as if you time-traved to the 70's and made a huge car ride all around the USA. Great documentary work.
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Facinating and stylish, as its title suggests, this book takes you on a trip round the America you see every day, yet never bother to really notice. Shore a master of colour photography. The subjects may be everyday, but the quality and composition are anything but. My personal favorite is the Standard Gas station in LA. An everyday scene, but somehow, a work or art, like pretty much the rest of the book.
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Fascinating book of Shore's work showing a keen eye for the uncommon within the common or ordinary.
Excellent source book for students of photography who focus upon urban scapes and demographic variety.
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Shore is an essential listing in anyones collection of photographic material (books or prints). This book gives a great overview of his work and influences and is reproduced very beautifully.
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