Marcia Resnick: Re-visions

October 29, 2019|
Marcia Resnick: Re-visions
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A facsimile edition of Marcia Resnick's 1978 artist's book depicting adolescent girlhood in staged photographs

When the celebrated New York photographer Marcia Resnick (born 1950) was involved in a car crash in 1975, she saw her whole life flash before her eyes. Inspired by this procession of memories, Resnick decided to revisit her childhood memories in a series of staged photographs that she would eventually publish as the artist's book Re-visions in 1978.

Accompanied by texts, these black-and-white photographs convey a surreal and often darkly humorous depiction of the trials and tribulations of girlhood: in one image, a girl kisses a Howdy Doody doll above the text "She secretly lusted for her television idols;" in another, the phrase "They were continually telling her that she had stars in her eyes" accompanies a photograph of two jacks resting on a girl's closed eyelids.

This is the first facsimile edition of what has become a classic of 1970s artist's book publishing.

Title:Marcia Resnick: Re-visionsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:104 pages, 8.5 X 11 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:104 pages, 8.5 X 11 X 0.98 inPublished:October 29, 2019Publisher:Edition Patrick FreyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3906803937

ISBN - 13:9783906803937

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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