This photobook is a second edition (with the addition of 30 images) of a quickly sold out book published by White Press in 2010. THis second edition was published jointly by and through Aperture and Koenig Books, London in 2012.
PLEASE NOTE: We are offering here the Koenig Books, London version.
Presentation of the Aperture edition:
"Doug Rickard's A New American Picture offers a startling and fresh perspective on American street photography. While on first glance the work looks reassuringly familiar and well within the traditional bounds of the genre, his methodology is anything but conventional. All of the images are appropriated from Google Street View; over a period of two years, Rickard took advantage of the technology platform's comprehensive image archive to virtually drive the unseen and overlooked roads of America, bleak places that are forgotten, economically devastated, and abandoned.
With an informed and deliberate eye, Rickard finds and decodes these previously photographed scenes of urban and rural decay. He rephotographs the machine-made images as they appear on his computer screen, framing and freeing them from their technological origins.
As Geoff Dyer has commented on the work, « It was William Eggleston who coined the phrase 'photographing democratically,' but Rickard has used Google's indiscriminate omniscience to radically extend this enterprise—technologically, politically, and aesthetically. »
A limited-edition monograph of A New American Picture was published by White Press/Schaden in 2010. It was named a best book of 2010 by photo-eye magazine and is now out of print. This edition brings Rickard’s provocative series, including more than forty new images, to a wider audience."
144 pages - Hardcover with DJ
Walther Koenig, 2012
New - Mint condition
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