"Some Aesthetic Decisions - The Photographs of Judy  Fiskin" by Virginia Heckert

Some Aesthetic Decisions - The Photographs of Judy Fiskin Virginia Heckert

Publication date:
15 Dec 2011
Getty Publications
376 pages: 270 x 213 x 34mm
294 duotone illustrations

This is a gloriously illustrated volume that represents the entire photographic oeuvre of American artist Judy Fiskin. This first major monograph of Los Angeles-based artist Judy Fiskin includes reproductions of nearly 300 images taken from 1973 to 1995. Since Fiskin turned to video in the late 1990s, this compendium represents her complete photographic oeuvre, including many images never before published. Distinctive in both subject matter and form, Fiskin's photographs showcase the less-noticed aspects of the built environment, from vernacular and military architecture to period furniture and flower-arranging competitions. Her images are printed in small scale in black and white with black borders and set within a field of white photographic paper, thus becoming objects in and of themselves as well as windows into an earlier time and place.

Virginia Heckert is curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum and co-author of the bestselling Irving Penn: Small Trades (GBP 39.95, 9780892369966).