Phaidon is releasing an updated and revised edition of American Surfaces, nearly half a century after Stephen Shore originally shot the series. This forthcoming volume includes dozens of previously unpublished photographs and a newly commissioned essay by prominent critic, curator and photographer Teju Cole, who provides a fresh perspective on this body of work. Shore is one of the most influential living photographers today and is heralded as a pioneer in the use of colour in art photography. In October 1972, he first exhibited a series of 174 postcard-sized photographs he shot on a road trip across America in the...
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