The Ongoing Moment

The Ongoing Moment

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By (author) Geoff Dyer

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 285 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 201mm x 18mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 13 March 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1400031680
  • ISBN 13: 9781400031689
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 93 HALFTONES; 8 PP. COLOR
  • Sales rank: 58,088

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With characteristic perversity, and trademark originality, this is an idiosyncratic history of photography. Seeking to identify their signature styles, Geoff Dyer looks at the ways that canonical figures such as Alfred Stieglitz, Dorothea Lange and Paul Strand have photographed the same things.

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Geoff Dyer is the author of three novels, a critical study of John Berger, and four genre-defying books, including "But Beautiful," which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize, and "Out of Sheer Rage," which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. The winner of a Lannan Literary Award, the International Center of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award, Dyer lives in London.

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"Truly original. . . . A whole narrative of intensely felt and observed moments. . . . After reading it, life seems larger." --John Berger, "Harper's Magazine" "An ingenious journey through the history of photography." --"Art Review" "Dyer has the naturally generous impulse of a great storyteller." --"The Boston Globe" "A""masterful meditation. . . in which great, often melancholy themes are raised with lightness and very dry humor." --Alain de Botton, Books of the Year, "The Observer "(London) "Surprising. . . . [Dyer] pulls off a string of shrewd, often original ideas about a group of artists whose work had until now seemed thoroughly digested." --"The New York Times Book Review"