Taking My Time by Joel MeyerowitzTaking My Time by Joel Meyerowitz

Taking My Time

Photographed byJoel Meyerowitz

Hardcover | October 1, 2012

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Photographer Joel Meyerowitz is renowned for his vast spectrum of work. He is a preeminent street photographer, having broken new ground in the genre in the 1960s. He is also a pioneer of color photography, as testified by his classic pictures of Cape Cod. And he is the photographer who has given us unforgettable images of Ground Zero. Spanning a career rich with creative milestones and iconic works,Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Timeexplores the enduring influence of the master photographer over the past half-century.

The two volumes of this superb limited edition feature close to 600 photographs edited and sequenced by Meyerowitz to create a chronological record of his evolution as an artist and the crucial role he played in the emergence of color photography. A fitting tribute to an illustrious career,Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Timeshowcases the photographer's entire oeuvre, including both landmark and previously unpublished photographs.

Volume 1 of this two-volume set covers 1962 to 1974. The images in this volume include Meyerowitz' seminal color photography and black-and-white street photographs of New York City; images taken during a year in Europe which he refers to as his coming-of-age bot as an artist and a man; and documentation of America during the Vietnam War years. Volume 2 takes us through to present-day, spotlighting his trademark images of Cape Cod; portraits; photographs taken while traveling through Tuscany and other places; his chronicle of the road trip he took with his son and his father, who had Alzheimer's; indelible images of Ground Zero; and transporting pictures of the parks of New York.

Featuring a signed print, a DVD of Meyerowitz's award-winning film "Pop" - in which he chronicles the road trip he took with his son and father (who at the time was suffering from Alzheimer's) and a graphic novel adapted from the film,Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Timeis a compelling record of the creative and professional development of a master photographer, and a tremendously personal, inspiring work.
Joel Meyerowitz, best known for his large-format color work published in Cape Light & Bay/Sky, began his photographic career in the 1960s as a street photographer. He was born & lives in New York City.
Title:Taking My TimeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 16.5 × 10.5 × 4 inPublished:October 1, 2012Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714865028

ISBN - 13:9780714865027

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Editorial Reviews

"The publication this month of Taking My Time, a heavy-duty, two-volume retrospective book from Phaidon, puts these bodies of work in one place for the first time. And in weaving them together with scores of pictures never before published, it is likely to go a long way toward redefining the career of a groundbreaking artist. . ." - The New York Times"In this delightful two-volume, slip-cased, limited-edition retrospective of his career, Joel Meyerowitz tells the stories behind many of his images. . .Taking My Time is all the more engaging for the thrill and wonder of it all in Meyerowitz's voice: Fifty years after quitting an advertising job on impulse to become a photographer, he's still in love." - Photo District News