Acting the Part : Photography as Theatre

Pauli, Lori and Weiss, Marta and Thomas, Ann and Henry, Karen. Acting the Part : Photography as Theatre. Ottawa, Ont.: Musée des beaux-arts du Canada / National Gallery of Canada; London, England: Merrell Publishers, 2006.

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Abstract (English)

"Since the earliest days of photography, artists have directed models posing before the camera and, through the use of theatrical props, costumes, and lighting, have created "staged" photographs that tell a story. Acting the Part is the first major history of this enduring and highly creative branch of photography. Analysing key works, from Hippolyte Bayard's 1840's self-depiction as a suicide by drowning to Man Ray's 1923 portrait of Marcel Duchamp posing as his alter ego Rrose Sélavy, Cincy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills of the 1970's and Yinka Shonibare's 1998 Diary of a Victorian Dandy, it traces the genre from its mid-nineteenth-century origins to the present day" -- p.[4] of cover.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Pauli, Lori (Author); Weiss, Marta (Author); Thomas, Ann (Author); Henry, Karen (Author)
Collation: 169 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
ISBN: 0888848188
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Ottawa, Ont.: Musée des beaux-arts du Canada / National Gallery of Canada; London, England: Merrell Publishers
Artists: Adamson, Robert; Antin, Eleanor; Barney, Tina; Bartholomew, Ralph Jr. ; Bayard, Hippolyte; Bayer, Herbert; Beveridge, Karl; Blumenfeld, Erwin; Cahun, Claude; Cameron, Julia Margaret; Carroll, Lewis; Condé, Carole; Crewdson, Gregory; Day, Holland F. ; Doisneau, Robert; Dolejš, Jakub; Evans, Frederick H. ; Evergon; Fenton, Roger; Ferran, Anne; Hannah, Adad; Hanson, Duane; Harrison, Gabriel; Hesler, Alexander; Hill, David Octavius; Hiller, Lejaren A.; Horst, Horst P.; Käsebier, Gertrude; Kells, Harold F. ; Krims, Les; Ray, Man; Meatyard, Ralph Eugene; Michals, Duane; Morimura, Yasumasa; Mortensen, William; Nes, Adi; Orkin, Ruth; Outerbridge, Paul Jr. ; Price, William Lake; Prout, Victor Albert; Rau, William H. ; Rejlander, Oscar Gustave; Rey, Guido; Robinson, Henry Peach; Sherman, Cindy; Shonibare, Yinka; Snow, Michael; Talbot, William Henry Fox; Thompson, Warren; Viola, Bill; Wall, Jeff; Quingsong, Wang; Weegee; Weems, Carrie Mae; Weston, Edward; Yevonde, Madame; Zahalka, Anne
Event Title: Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre
Type: Exhibition
Location: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Dates: June 16th 2006 - October 1st 2006
Copyright Statement: National Gallery of Canada; Merrell Publishers Limited
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Includes bibliographic references.
Biographical notes p. 162-169.
Also published in French under the title "La photographie mise en scene : créer l'illusion du réel."

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Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2006
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