Peter Downsbrough, the Photographs
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Monograph - paperback
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Place and Time
Format: Monograph - paperback
Size: 230 × 170 × 10 mm
Publication: August 8, 2011
Series: Lieven Gevaert Series 12
Stock item number: 63593
Alexander Streitberger is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the Université catholique de Louvain and director of 'The Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Art and Visual Culture'.
Volkmar Mühleis ontrafelt in een bespreking van 'Shifting Places' de blik van auteur Alexander Streitberger op de eigenzinnige subtiliteit van Downsbroughs fotografisch werk.
FAKtor, Maart 2012
Presenting many unpublished photographs, 'Shifting Places' gives occasion to consider this especially important category of the artist's work. Some of the most beautiful images convey a sense of uncanny formalization, whereby the obviously deliberate framing of some particular element, such as the central zip of a center pole of a sunlit New York subway car (typically inferable as a row of several) allows, in a 1978 image, for seemingly fortuitous alignments of shadows, and compensations, more than contrived compositional balance, in the different distributions of elements, left and right. I love the resultant sense of unforced order, and so would Kant!
Joseph Mashek, The Brooklyn Rail