Window-Shopping Through the Iron Curtain

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Presents 170 images, mainly shop window displays, shot by the author during the final years of the collapsing Soviet empire in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, East Germany and Moscow, using a Hasselblad camera to capture the slow, undramatic moments of daily life on the streets.
Artist's Statement (David Hlynsky) . Introduction: What Was it Like to Shop in these Streets? (David Hlynsky) . The Windows (photographs of c. 160 shop windows) . Stops Along the Way: David Hlynsky's Communist (and Decommunizing) Shop Windows (essay by Martha Langford) . The Next Thing You Buy (essay by Jody Berland)
The book presents 170 images, mainly shop window displays, shot by artist David Hlynsky during the final years of the collapsing Soviet empire in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, East Germany and Moscow, using a Hasselblad camera to capture the slow, undramatic moments of daily life on the streets. The photographs are accompanied by essays by art historian Martha Langford and cultural studies specialist Jody Berland, as well as Hlynskys own account of his time as a flâneur in the shopping plazas behind the Iron Curtain.
Autor: David Hlynsky
David Hlynsky is Senior Lecturer in Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto. He is founding editor of the alternative photography magazine Image Nation (1973-83), and the author of Baggage and Salvage.

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Autor: David Hlynsky
ISBN-13 :: 9780500252116
ISBN: 0500252114
Erscheinungsjahr: 23.02.2015
Verlag: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Gewicht: 856g
Seiten: 208
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 248x170x22 mm, 176 illustrations, 174 in colour
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