Darren Almond. Fullmoon


Darren Almond. Fullmoon

Description

In Fullmoon, the conceptual meets the poetic: in more than 260 photographs, British artist Darren Almond catches landscapes around the globe, under the particular light of a full moon.

With the shutter kept open for over a quarter of an hour, rivers, meadows, mountains, and seashores are illuminated almost like daybreak, but the atmosphere is different: a mild glow emanates even from the shadows, star-lines cross the sky, and water blankets the earth like a misty froth. The enhanced moonlight infuses the landscapes with a sense of the surreal or the sublime, and with haunting ideas of time, nature and beauty.

The series circles around the possibility of Romantic themes today: majestic American mountains, austere Arctic ice fields, picturesque rocks by the seashore in Japan, and, most intimately viewed, the nature of Britain, whose painterly subjects are closest to home.

This book covers all parts of Almond's fullmoon series from the turn of the century up until today. It features an introduction by Sheena Wagstaff, head of the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and an in-depth essay by writer and critic Brian Dillon.Also available in three Art Editions, all numbered and signed by the artist.


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Details

Author(s)
Darren Almond, Hans Werner Holzwarth
Format
Hardback | 400 pages
Dimensions
300 x 300 x 38.1mm | 2,825g
Publication date
20 Aug 2016
Publisher
Taschen GmbH
Publication City/Country
Cologne, Germany
Language
English, French, German
Edition
Multilingual edition
Edition Statement
Multilingual
Illustrations note
m. 260 Fotos.
ISBN10
3836546612
ISBN13
9783836546614
Bestsellers rank
564,750