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firstname.lastname@example.org -- Normative Models-- Christopher Williams .
Texts by David Crowley and Bertolt Brecht .
96 pp. | 20.5 x 20.5cm | softcover in slipcase .
Kestenergessellschaft Hannover / Walther Konig Cologne 2018 £29.00 .
Published on the occasion of “Christopher Williams: Normative Models” at Kestenergessellschaft, Hannover . “… The seven photographs included in Normative Models are key examples of a mode within Williams’ photographic practice wherein generic image types are taken from the culture at large and replicated, often very directly, but with an elevated level of production and a precision and attention to detail that rewards a more sustained type of looking than images are typically given within contemporary visual culture. These images each depict subjects from everyday life (cars, children, cookware, animals, vegetation, furniture, etc.) that are familiar to everyone participating in Western consumer culture. However, their presentation and juxtapositions make explicit the various contexts in which images and artworks circulate, encompassing their display structures, exhibition design, graphic communication, publications, and press materials as elements at play within broader discursive social and political networks and histories…
… Each of the two volumes in this slipcased publication comprises an identical image sequence, but each contains a different text: the first volume includes Brecht's The Trial of Lucullus, and the second David Crowley's essay ‘Applied Fantastic: On the Polish Women’s Magazine Ty I Ja’…”
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