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Thomas Demand

ISBN13: 9780500974957
ISBN: 0500974950
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $29.95
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published Date:
Pages: 112
Average Goodreads rating: 4.67/5 (2 ratings)

Originally trained as sculptor, Thomas Demand approaches photography as a means of preserving his painstakingly created, ephemeral paper constructions. At no time do his forms strive for the perfect illusion, his is a wholly artificial world reduced to generic forms. Large immaculate photographs of interiors and architectural exteriors - a world peopled with inanimate objects and bathed in uniform lighting - are mounted on Plexiglass, which underscores the materiality of the photographic object. For each of his reproductions, Demand constructs life-size models using paper and cardboard.