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Gail Albert Halaban: Italian Views

Gail Albert Halaban: Italian Views
 

talian Views is a continuation of Gail Albert Halaban's series Out My Window, featuring intimate domestic portraits against the cinematic backdrop of the city. In this new chapter, the artist shifts her focus from Paris to Italy-steadying her gaze through the windows of others in... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781597114516
Barcode 9781597114516
Published 4 June 2019 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Halaban, Gail Albert
Text by Prose, Francine
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781597114516
ISBN-10 1597114510
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Aperture
Publication Date 4 June 2019
International Publication Date 1 April 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Halaban, Gail Albert
Text by Prose, Francine
Category Individual Photographers
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 286mm
Height: 356mm
Weight 1,600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Photography, Artistic, Italy - Pictorial works
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 779.9945
Catalogue Code 995917

Description of this Book

talian Views is a continuation of Gail Albert Halaban's series Out My Window, featuring intimate domestic portraits against the cinematic backdrop of the city. In this new chapter, the artist shifts her focus from Paris to Italy-steadying her gaze through the windows of others in communities throughout Florence, Milan, Venice, Palermo, Naples, Lucca, and Rome. Albert Halaban works with local residents to stage and collaborate on each portrait, and through her lens, the viewer is welcomed into the private lives of ordinary Italian people. Her photographs explore the conventions and tensions of urban lifestyles, feelings of isolation in the city, and the intimacies of home and daily life. Paired with the photographs are short vignettes by Albert Halaban, imagining what the neighbors might see of her subjects on a daily basis, and Francine Prose contributes a meditative essay discussing the curious thrill of being a viewer. This invitation to envision the lives of neighbors through windows renders the characters and settings of Italy personal and mysterious.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Gail Albert Halaban (born in Washington, D.C., 1970) received an MFA in photography from Yale University. She has taught at the Pasadena Art Center and International Center of Photography, and at Yale, among other notable institutions. She has been included in both group and solo exhibitions internationally. Her previous books include Out My Window (powerHouse, 2012) and Gail Albert Halaban: Paris Views (Aperture, 2014). Francine Prose (born in Brooklyn, N.Y., 1947) is the author of twenty works of fiction. Her previous books include the novels My New American Life, Goldengrove, A Changed Man and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award.

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