Thomas Demand

BONAMI, Francesco & DURAND, Regis. Thomas Demand.

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BONAMI, Francesco & DURAND, Regis. Thomas Demand. Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2001.

4to. Original grey boards, with illustrated dust jacket; pp. [114], 42 full colour illustrations; dust jacket scuffed in places but interior in very good condition.
"Originally trained as a sculptor, Thomas Demand holds a unique place in contemporary art. He approaches photography as a means of preserving ephemeral paper constructions but inevitably the camera becomes central to his creative process. At first glance, Demand's works seem to present fragments of a hyperreal and familiar place but, before long, they reveal their true identity: 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 Plexiglas which underscores the materiality of the photographic object. These forms always allow sign of their true nature to show through, and at no time do they seem to strive for the perfect illusion.
Texts by Regis Durand, Francesco Bonami and Francois Quintin accompany superb reproductions to make this the most comprehensive book available on the work of Thomas Demand."