Kate Greenberg

Photorealism in the Digital Age by Louis K. Meisel
November 2013

Photorealism in the Digital Age
By Louis K. Meisel

The luxurious volume Photorealism in the Digital Age (Abrams, November 2013, hardcover with jacket, U.S. $90.00; CAN $102.50)––the fourth in a series by Louis K. Meisel––is a comprehensive documentation of Photorealism in the twenty-first century.

Photorealism began in the United States in the mid 1960s as an offshoot of Pop Art. Artists, mainly painters, precisely reproduce photographs, focusing on vernacular subjects: mass-produced objects, city scenes and suburban life. Today the Photorealists are utilizing all the digital technologies and cameras available to refine their practices and expand the amount of detail they are able to reproduce on canvas.

Illustrating the book with more than 850 works made after 2000, Meisel covers every major Photorealist still active, including Ralph Goings, Richard Estes, Tom Blackwell, Robert Bechtle, and John Salt as well as remarkable newcomers. For the first time Meisel dedicates a chapter to Verist sculptors, a three-dimensional form of realism, such as John De Andrea, Marilyn Levine and Duane Hanson.

About the author:
Louis K. Meisel is the author of Abrams’ Photorealism, Photorealism Since 1980, Photorealism at the Millennium, and Richard Estes, among other books. He is a New York art dealer whose gallery helped to establish the Photorealism movement.

About the Book:
Photorealism in the Digital Age
Louis K. Meisel
Abrams, November 2013
U.S. $90.00 CAN $102.50
ISBN 978-1-4197-0828-2
Hardcover with jacket
320 pages / 10 × 13 inches
850 color photographs

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