Peter MacCallum

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Peter Maccallum: Material World: Photographs: Interiors 1986-2004 Concrete Industries 1998-2004
by Rebecca Diederichs
Publisher's Description
Material World is the first monograph on the celebrated Canadian photographer. MacCallum's rich black and white images of sprawling industrial landscapes, luminous interior spaces of warehouses and factories, the jumbled chaos of downtown hardware and textiles outlets, all sing with an austere grace and a fine attention to detail. His objective documentary style avoids obvious commentary, allowing the material presence of the subject matter to emerge. The work comes from a keen interest in social history and the series of photographs represented here tell a story of commerce, labour and the economic relationship of cities to their industrial hinterlands. Accompanying the plates are contextual texts by novelist and media columnist Russell Smith, curator Michael Baker and artist Terence Dick, as well as an illuminating interview with the artist. This beautiful, accessible book presents the remarkable work of Peter MacCallum to a broad range of readers.
ISBN: 0920397824
Publisher: Y Y Z Books
Hardcover : 160 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 8 x 9 x 0.7 inches
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