Abstract Pictures

By 21/10/2012Photobooks

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Hatje Cantz
Wolfgang Tillmans
Abstract Pictures

Texts by Wolfgang Tillmans, graphic design by Wolfgang Tillmans

2011. 384 pp., 312 color ills.
29.70 x 27.50 cm
clothbound
ISBN 978-3-7757-2743-3

German Photo Book Award in Silber 2012

Assembled for the first time in a single publication: the trend-setting abstract photographs by the recipient of the Turner Prize

Apart from his seminal portraits, party images, and still lifes that gained him recognition in the nineties, Wolfgang Tillmans (*1968 in Remscheid) long ago began dealing with more abstract motifs. In the past decade he has consistently developed his approach to create totally non-representational works that examine themes such as the process of exposure and image supports. From the delicate veils of color in Blushes and Freischwimmer or the sculptural paper drops made of rolled-up photographic paper, to the colorfully compelling works of the Lighter series, the photograph itself—essentially divorced from its reproductive function—becomes the objet d’art, as the book here, designed by the artist himself, impressively demonstrates.

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