John Stezaker - Unassisted Readymade
Edited by Markus Bosshard, Jürg Trösch, David Campany
John Stezaker's work reexamines the various relationships to the photographic image: as documentation of truth, purveyor of memory, and symbol of modern culture. In his collages, Stezaker appropriates images found in books, magazines, and postcards, and uses them as "readymades." Through his elegant juxtapositions, Stezaker adopts the content and contexts of the original images to convey his own witty and poignant meanings. In this new book, he started with found images—resorting stylistically to Hollywood’s golden era—which find a new life on these pages, as much as a new meaning, if not aura.
English / German Hardcover, 245 x 345 mm, 144 pages, Images 68 color