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Julia Solis: Stages of Decay

Julia Solis: Stages of Decay
Library Shelf Location 18.SOLI
Publication Date 2013
Description This unnervingly poetic collection of photographs by Julia Solis depicts the fading glamour of an entire range of international theaters, ranging from the remnants of ornate movie palaces to shabby vaudeville houses. In her influential book New York Underground, Julia Solis explored the iconic landscape beneath Manhattan. In this new and equally inspired work, she takes on another kind of icon— crumbling theaters still standing throughout America and Europe. Using abandoned spaces as both subject and canvas, Solis details the theaters’ stages and decorative elements as well as the eerie toll that age and entropy have taken on the formerly elegant surfaces. Where acclaimed performers such as the Marx Brothers, Mae West, Johnny Cash, and the Who once thrilled audiences, Solis now assumes the perspective of the spectator witnessing a different kind of performance. Haunted by the memory of former glory, these locations are sensitively and beautifully captured at a new stage of their existence, one that takes place long after the final curtain has dropped.
ISBN 9783791348193
Quantity 1
Pages 160
Author Martina Gedeck
Format Hardback
Publisher Prestel Publishing, New York
Related Artist Julia Solis
Category Photography
Keyword Decay
Language English

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