Over the past few decades, Thomas Ruff (born 1958) has explored new technologies in photography to interrogate how images are read in the age of spectacle and media dissemination. Among the most prolific members of the Düsseldorf School, Ruff effectively set aside conventional photography in 1989 to work with altered and appropriated imagery, using military technology, astrophysics and digital reproduction to explore and define the limits of contemporary image-making. The images in his Nacht series, for example, were taken using night-vision infrared technology developed for the Gulf War. Over the last two decades, Ruff has sourced material from an array of sources, from newspapers to Japanese manga comics and the internet. Thomas Ruff: Series collects 59 images from seven of Ruff’s best-known series. Alongside the Nacht series and the photograms, it includes his series m.a.r.s., zycles and cassini, which use 3-D renderings of mathematical curves and enlarged images from NASA satellites.
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Buchbeschreibung La Fabrica Okt 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - On the occasion of the major retrospective that Sala Alcalá 31 in the Community of Madrid dedicated to Thomas Ruff, La Fábrica publishes a book that traces the German photographer production, from the series based on the Japanese manga to Mars photographs transformed from the NASA Web. Together with colleagues and friends like Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel HTTE or Thomas Struth, Ruff is part of a group of photographers, always based in Düsseldorf, which have revolutionized the world of contemporary art photography. He has exhibited in major museums worldwide and his work is in collections of major international prestige. 132 pp. Englisch, Spanisch. Artikel-Nr. 9788415691457