Joan Fontcuberta: Landscapes Without Memory
Book DescriptionJoan Fontcuberta tries to put the "real" in Dali's surrealism. In this first major monograph to be published in the United States by one of Spain's most prominent and innovative artists, Fontcuberta subjects various imaginative landscapes--among them ones by Cezanne, Turner, and Weston in addition to Dali, as well as photographs of his own body--to the manipulation of landscape-rendering software originally designed for the military and scientific communities. The limited visualvocabulary of the programs translates contours (like floppy clocks) into natural elements such as hills, rivers, clouds, and the like. The result, actually, looks far from real. As Fontcuberta says, "In a typically surrealistic caper, introducing the critical-paranoid method in the technological heart of the computer, Dali's dreams become equally impossible landscapes." And, he might have added, gorgeous black-and-white ones. Essay by Geoffrey Batchen. Hardcover, 11.75 x 8.75...
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