The only comprehensive publication devotedexclusively to "one of the quiet giants ofpost-conceptual photography" (The New YorkTimes), this book celebrates Liz Deschenes'stwenty-year career with immaculately producedimages, an interview with the artist, and criticalessays. One of the most innovative artists working today, LizDeschenes continually challenges photography's traditionalconventions. Since the mid-1990s her work has evolved as astripping away of photography's inherent interference withits subjects. Making use of the medium's most fundamentalaspects--paper, light, chemicals--she produces camera-lesspieces that not only remind viewers of photography's essentialgoal of reflecting light and color but also expand its scope intothe realm of sculpture. Filled with dazzling reproductions ofDeschenes's installations and lush work, this book includes herkey bodies of works, from early color studies to recent hybridphoto-sculptural installations that playfully interact with theirenvironment.
An interview captures Deschenes's voice andpoint of view and a series of critical essays rounds out thisunparalleled exploration of an exciting, boundary-pushing artistworking at the height of her powers.