After Robert Frank's Photobook "The Americans": Remakes, Variations, and Iconoclasm

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_1BC986211F1D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
After Robert Frank's Photobook "The Americans": Remakes, Variations, and Iconoclasm
Périodique
Photographies
Auteur(s)
Dietschy Nathalie
ISSN
1754-0763
1754-0771
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/09/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
13
Numéro
3
Pages
297-322
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Many contemporary artists’ publications pay tribute to famous artists’ books or photobooks, such as Ed Ruscha’s conceptual artist’s books or Robert Frank’s landmark photobook The Americans. This paper examines Mishka Henner’s version of Frank’s The Americans that he appropriated and partly erased. It questions the process of re-appropriation and studies Henner’s approach: is it a variation in Goodman’s term? Or a remake? It explores both the act of remaking a seminal work, as well as destroying it. It compares Henner’s work to other contemporary projects based on Frank’s book, by Jonathan Lewis, Michel Campeau, Andreas Schmidt, Andrew Emond, as well as Dafydd Hughes, and concludes that these various versions after a classic photobook is a means to be part of a tradition, to be part of what Leo Steinberg called “the glorious company”, as well as departing from its legacy.
Mots-clé
Cultural Studies, Mishka Henner, Robert Frank, remake, artist book, photobook, iconoclasm
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10/09/2020 21:06
Dernière modification de la notice
11/09/2020 5:22
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