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    Recognize (Hardback) By (author) Glen E. Friedman

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    Description"Glen E. Friedman's mission with RECOGNIZE is no less than 're-aligning the aesthetic' or demolishing and then re-making the rules by which we view and understand art... The re-introduction of sight into art-making and art-seeing, away from purely conceptual in-jokes and toward formal problems of light, composition and beauty. Just as Renaissance artists re-introduced the classical world's honesty and discipline to art-making, Friedman restores picture-taking to its primary and vital function: composition of the natural world, combined with a sense of wonder at the magnificence of what is all around us." - Ian Folke Svenonius, 2005 "With access to a decent shelf of art books one could easily align Glen E. Friedman's work with a golden chain of initiatic transmission in Western art. This sublime aesthetic incorporates, say, Correggio at one end and Turner at the other; perhaps also in a sense the late Monet of the lily ponds...These photos are more pleasurable than one might expect because they are secretly more painful. They hide an aesthetic shock behind what first appears to be more picturesque nebulosity. They sneak up on you, gradually becoming more and more sexual, more uncomfortable. It's customary nowadays to claim we "distrust beauty" because it has betrayed us. In fact the reverse is true: our culture betrays beauty and then blames it for its lack of depth. On this edge Glen's work is dancing - hence its vertiginousness, its touch of vertigo. Real beauty is always serious." - Peter Lamborn Wilson, 2005

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Glen E. Friedman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 56
    Width: 275 mm
    Height: 410 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 1,160 g
    ISBN 13: 9780964191662
    ISBN 10: 0964191660

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    BIC subject category V2: AJC
    B&T General Subject: 620
    BIC subject category V2: AJB
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011000, PHO014000
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    DC22: 770.92
    LC classification: TR654 .F7764 2005
    Thema V1.0: AJC, AJCD
    Illustrations note
    Burning Flag Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Burning Flag Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    06 December 2006