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Chuck Close : Scribble Book: Self Portrait

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Chuck Close immediately liked the idea of a book without words. As a child, his severe dyslexia stood in the way of reading, making images all the more important. To this day, he remembers a visual encyclopedia from his early years and the feeling of being overtaken by the intensity of its pictures. The idea was also compatible with Closes ongoing interest in revealing the process of his work, which he accomplishes largely through visual presentation, using very few words, if any."Scribble Book: Self Portrait" is a self-portrait that emerges step-by-step out of the printing process, one plate and one color at a time. The viewer follows a series of 9 individual plate proofs along with a corresponding series of 9 progressive proofs. By comparing the plate proofs against the progressive proofs, the viewer may ascertain not only the effect as one color is added to another to create the final 9-color etching, but also the compositional decisions and careful modifications made by Close at each stage of the project.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 24 pages
  • 296 x 358 x 42mm | 1,479.98g
  • Steidl Publishers
  • Steidl Verlag
  • Gottingen, Germany
  • English
  • 3865214924
  • 9783865214928
  • 1,650,130

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Chuck Close was born in Monroe, Washington, in 1940 and pursued his education in visual art at Yale University. Photography has been an integral part of his painting process since the mid-1960s and later grew into a body of work in its own right that includes large-format Polaroids and daguerreotypes. Close has also distinguished himself as a master in the area of printmaking. Since 1967 his work has been the subject of more than 100 major exhibitions throughout the world.

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