John Myers: The World is Not Beautiful

John Myers: The World is Not Beautiful
Library Shelf Location 18.MYER
Publication Date 2017

'John Myers’ portrait and landscape photography was produced throughout the 1970s in and around the West Midlands and went largely unnoticed until a signature exhibition at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham in 2011. This new publication presents the artist’s photographic response to 1970s conceptualism, and situates his work in the wider international context.

Myers’ landscape work compares favourably to the new understandings of ‘man altered landscape’ photography which were developed by the luminaries of the New Topographics movement (including Stephen Shore, Lewis Baltz and Bend and Hilla Becher) in the USA and in Europe from in the mid 1970s.

It is becoming increasingly clear that this body of work was many years ahead of his time, asking visionary questions about what photography and landscape were ‘for’ in a uniquely austere series of black and white prints.'

Text taken from publisher's website

ISBN 9780993591228
Quantity 1
Pages 60p; 24.8 x 1 x 20.2 cm
Editors Matthew Shaul, Steven Adams
Authors Matthew Shaul, Alison Nordstrom, Clive Phillpot
Format Softcover
Publishers University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Cornerhouse Publications
Related Artist John Myers
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Language English

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