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Landscape as Longing: Queen's, New York

Landscape as Longing: Queen's, New York (Hardback)

By Sternfeld, Joel
By Mehta, Suketu

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In 2003, Frank Gohlke and Joel Sternfeld were commissioned to photograph one of the densest concentrations of ethnic diversity in the world, the borough of Queens in New York City. After more than a year of photographing everything from corner bodegas to the boroughs boundaries, ...Gohlke and Sternfeld had not only captured the complicated dynamic that sustains Queens and its myriad communities; they had also evolved a unique theory of landscape photography in which landscape is a visible manifestation of the invisible emotions of its inhabitants. The collection inherits the strength of each photographers eye. Gohlkes Queens consists of streets, houses, fences, gardens, parklands, shorelines, and waste spaces, the territory where human arrangement contends endlessly with the forces that undo it: unruly vegetation, weather, rot, decay, and the creative destruction of a voracious commercial culture. Sternfeld focuses on the indigenous shops, restaurants, mosques and temples that make a walk in Queens feel like a walk in Thailand, India or Peruor all of them at once. Often tucked into homes or converted factories, these places signify a home country, or perhaps a home country that exists more in the mind than in actuality. In conjunction with an essay by the acclaimed writer Suketu Mehta, this book is a powerful instrument for understanding a landscape that seems to defy interpretation. Gohlke and Sternfeld successfully make the dizzying patchwork of Queens accessible and visible.
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ISBN 9783958290327
Released NZ 1 May 2017
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback
9 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9783958290327
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Steidl Verlag
Released 1 May 2017
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sternfeld, Joel
By Mehta, Suketu
Category Individual Photographers
Photographs: Collections
Number of Pages 156
Dimensions Width: 315mm
Height: 280mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 779.0922
Weight 1,880g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Queens New York, NY - Pictorial works
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade