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Octopus

Title
Octopus / Steve Harries.
ISBN
9782492175251
2492175251
Edition
Special edition.
Publication
Paris : RVB Books, 2022.
Physical Description
88 pages : photographs (some color) ; 32 cm
Local Notes
AOB TR787 .H37 2022 (LC) Oversize: Copy 36, signed by the photographer. In box as issued.
Notes
Special edition of 50 copies issued in box with photographic print 20 x 25 cm, signed and numbered.
"Design by Studio Mathias Clottu, London"--Colophon.
Summary
"The British visual artist Steve Harries explores the force and fragility of our environment. In his book Octopus, he turns his attention more specifically to mountain landscapes and their glaciers. Over the last ten years, Harries has produced a corpus of photographs of mountains around the world, inspired in particular by the geological processes behind their formation and their morphological features. His experience with still life photography has also inspired him to hone in on certain geological details. Recently, his discovery of Marianne Moore’s poem 'An Octopus' (1924) changed how he views his own photographs, prompting him to organize them differently. He has therefore put together a more freely composed sequence, emulating Moore’s approach by overlaying images created in differing ways and instilling a bold formal dialogue that encourages a new appreciation of mountain landscapes"-- Publisher's website (viewed November 27, 2023).
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
October 25, 2023
Genre/Form
Mountain landscapes (visual works)
limited editions.
Photobooks.
Also listed under
Container of (work): Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972. Octopus.
Studio Mathias Clottu, book designer.
Yale University. Arts of the Book Collection.
France Paris.
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