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21%OFFW. M. Hunt - The Unseen Eye - 9780500543955 - V9780500543955
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The Unseen Eye

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Description for The Unseen Eye Hardcover. A collection of photographs that reflects the surreal vision of the New York collector W M Hunt. It presents a catalogue of anti-portraiture, characterized at first glance by what its subject conceal, not by what the camera reveals. Num Pages: 320 pages, 396 illustrations, 123 in colour. BIC Classification: AJC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 285 x 269 x 35. Weight in Grams: 2272.
This haunting collection of photographs reflects the surreal vision of the New York collector W. M. Hunt. The photographs have a common theme – the gaze of the subject is averted, the face obscured or the eyes firmly closed – and range from André Breton’s self-portrait with eyes closed to Ruth Snyder in the electric chair in 1928 and from Weegee’s multi-imaged portrait of Andy Warhol in sunglasses to Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs of the artist Alice Neel with her eyes closed. The pictures present a catalogue of anti-portraiture, characterized at first glance by what its subject conceal, not by what ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Thames & Hudson
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2011
Condition
New
Weight
2271g
Number of Pages
320
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780500543955
SKU
V9780500543955
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About W. M. Hunt
W. M. Hunt is a renowned photography collector and dealer, and co-founder and director of Hasted Hunt Krauetler photography gallery in New York.

Reviews for The Unseen Eye
'Utterly captivating' - Sunday Telegraph 'A wonderful selection of images … a great anthology. But combined with the brilliant text that accompanies it we are taken through a maze of ideas that investigates the powerful psychological depths which visual language can reach. … lovingly curated with great verve and I’m sure will become an instant classic, to be treasured for ... Read more

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