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Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness

Mark Godfrey, Roxana Marcoci, Christopher Williams, and Matthew S. Witkovsky
Format
Book
Published
Chicago : Art Institute of Chicago, 2014.
Edition
First [edition]
Language
English
ISBN
9780300203905, 030020390X
Summary
"Chronologically examining the nature of his art within the context of mass media and photojournalism, this handsome volume charts the thirty-year career of the artist and photographer Christopher Williams (b. 1956). Featuring 100 color illustrations, the book also includes a trio of essays by authors Mark Godfrey, Roxana Marcoci, and Matthew S. Witkovsky that demonstrate how Williams, with high craft and a critical eye, deliberately engages yet reinterprets the conventions of photojournalism, picture archives, and commercial imagery through uncanny mimicry. Committed to the history of photography as a medium of art and intellectual inquiry, Williams's current series tackles the interplay of photography and cinema, upending viewer expectations and the role of spectacle"--
Description
190 pages : illustrations : 26 cm
Notes
  • "Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness was published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title organized by the Art Institute of Chicago in association with the Museum of Modern Art, New York."
  • Includes bibliographical references.
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