A Storybook Life

by Philip lorca dicorcia


A Storybook Life by Philip-Lorca diCorcia. First edition. First impression. Large format hardback in fine condition. Minor yellowing to pages. Some yellowing and scuffing to dust jacket (near fine condition). Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About A Storybook Life

So, "The disparate photographs assembled here were made over the course of twenty years. None of them were originally intended to be used in this book. Then by ordering and shaping them I tried to investigate the possibilities of narrative both within a single image. Especially in relation to the other photographs. A Storybook Life is an attempt to discover the possibilities of meaning in the interaction of seemingly unrelated images in the hope that content can constantly mutate according to both the external and also internal condition of the viewer. But remain meaningful because of its inherent, but latent content. The conscious and subconscious decisions made in editing the photographs are the real work of A Storybook Life." — diCorcia

Artist Bio from MoMA

Philip-Lorca diCorcia is an American photographer, living in New York City. He teaches at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. His earliest work, from the late 1970s, featured friends and family in scenes that evoke loneliness, contemplation, ennui, or occasionally humor. For example, in Mario, diCorcia's brother stares into an open refrigerator. His late night mission to unearth a snack infused with inertia. The photograph couples an impression of complete stillness with the eerie, seemingly also contradictory sense of witnessing a fleeting moment. Peter Galassi is the former chief curator of MoMA’s Department of Photography. He described the production of this image: “The subject was utterly ordinary but the photograph was carefully planned.

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