Details of the World

The book’s title aptly describes French artist Ristelhueber’s way of seeing and making photographs. Heavily influenced by her studies in French literature and the nouveau roman, Ristelhueber has spent the last 20 years making photographs of the traces that humans leave behind images that reflect not so much the sorrow of human loss as a sense of continuation and endurance. Although she has focused much of her work on global/political hot spots, such as Armenia, Beirut, Bosnia, Kuwait, and Iraq, her images communicate in surprisingly nonpartisan and objective ways that allow the viewer to see these places anew. Obsessed with scarring and mark-making on people, on buildings, and on the earth Ristelhueber makes ambiguous photographs that transcend time and place. Designed by the artist herself, the book is small in size for an art book (6.75″ x 4.25″), yet it contains the first comprehensive overview of her work, including images from all of her former installations and her most recent photographs. Brutvan, curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, contributes a thorough text that examines the artist’s extensive career and subject matter, providing scholarly insight into Ristelhueber’s work and ideas.

Text: Brutvan Cheryl, Ristelhueber Sophie. cm 11×17; pp. 312; 84 COL e 61 BW ills.; hardcover. Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2001.

ISBN: 9780878466252| 0878466258
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The book’s title aptly describes French artist Ristelhueber’s way of seeing and making photographs. Heavily influenced by her studies in French literature and the nouveau roman, Ristelhueber has spent the last 20 years making photographs of the traces that humans leave behind images that reflect not so much the sorrow of human loss as a sense of continuation and endurance. Although she has focused much of her work on global/political hot spots, such as Armenia, Beirut, Bosnia, Kuwait, and Iraq, her images communicate in surprisingly nonpartisan and objective ways that allow the viewer to see these places anew. Obsessed with scarring and mark-making on people, on buildings, and on the earth Ristelhueber makes ambiguous photographs that transcend time and place. Designed by the artist herself, the book is small in size for an art book (6.75″ x 4.25″), yet it contains the first comprehensive overview of her work, including images from all of her former installations and her most recent photographs. Brutvan, curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, contributes a thorough text that examines the artist’s extensive career and subject matter, providing scholarly insight into Ristelhueber’s work and ideas.

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