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The Heights: Matthew Porter's Photographs of Flying Cars

The Heights: Matthew Porter's Photographs of Flying Cars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Photographs by Porter, Matthew
Text by Kushner, Rachel

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I was inspired by the way a car can steal the show. Think of iconic car chases in films- it's often about spectacle, and has little to do with advancing a narrative. And that's the way I think of these cars, as dead-end technologies, but also as high-performance machines which, f...or their audience, sought to reflect the spirit and attitudes of their time. -Matthew Porter Matthew Porter presents a portfolio of twenty-five images of old-school cars, captured in midair as they careen over city streets and highway intersections. Each photograph is a freeze-frame-a hypothetical film still from a pulp-fiction chase scene. The series seems, on one hand, to distill the essence of muscle-car Americana, a pop-cultural semaphore for the high-testosterone male persona. And yet, on the other, the subject-the all-American muscle car as antihero-is caught in an eternal state of suspended animation, while the various elements of the landscape in the background organize themselves around the edges of the frame. The resulting pictures are a hybrid of hyperreality and studied, topographic description, part bittersweet nostalgia and part ironic reinvention of a classic American trope.
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ISBN 9781597114578
Released NZ 15 Jun 2019
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781597114578
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Aperture
Released 15 Jun 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Photographs by Porter, Matthew
Text by Kushner, Rachel
Category Individual Photographers
Number of Pages 56
Dimensions Width: 273mm
Height: 305mm
Dewey Code 779.9629222092
Weight 510g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Muscle cars - Pictorial works - United States, Photography of automobiles, Photography, Artistic
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade

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