David Campany (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Teju Cole (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Photography is omnipresent; everyone is photographing everything. How do artists and writers reconcile this voracious urge to photograph with a photographic aesthetic and methodology that has tended to value "less is more"?

One pairs artists and writers to think about this question. Eight photographers--Marco Breuer, Thomas Joshua Cooper, John Gossage, Trevor Paglen, Alison Rossiter, Victoria Sambunaris, Rebecca Norris Webb and James Welling--were asked to submit one image on the theme of minimalism. Eight writers--David Campany, Teju Cole, Christie Davis, John D'Agata, Michael Fried, Darius Himes, Leah Ollman and Laura Steward--were enlisted to respond to those submissions, each paired with a specific image. The results offer a probing assessment of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's maxim: "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

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Radius Books
Publish Date
November 21, 2017
9.8 X 0.5 X 11.7 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author

DAVID CAMPANY is a writer, curator and artist, working mainly with photography. He contributed to the book Constructing Worlds (Prestel/Barbican).
Alex Webb was born in San Francisco in 1952. His photographs have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Life, Stern, and National Geographic and exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the International Center of Photography and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. He is a recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence (2000) and a member of Magnum Photos.
Michael Fried is J. R. Herbert Boone Professor Emeritus of Humanities and the History of Art and Academy Professor at Johns Hopkins University.
Darius Himes is International Head of the Photographs department at Christie's.