Thomas Demand

by Francesco Bonami, Regis Durand

WW Norton | May 1, 2001 | Hardcover

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Originally trained as a sculptor, Thomas Demand 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. For each of his reproductions, Demand constructs life-size models using paper and cardboard, and these forms always allow signs of their true nature to show through.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 112 pages, 11.25 × 9 × 0.65 in

Published: May 1, 2001

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0500974950

ISBN - 13: 9780500974957

Found in: Artists, Architects and Photographers, Individual Artist

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Thomas Demand

by Francesco Bonami, Regis Durand

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 112 pages, 11.25 × 9 × 0.65 in

Published: May 1, 2001

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0500974950

ISBN - 13: 9780500974957

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Originally trained as a sculptor, Thomas Demand 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. For each of his reproductions, Demand constructs life-size models using paper and cardboard, and these forms always allow signs of their true nature to show through.