Stephen Shore: The Gardens at Giverny (signed edition)
A View of Monet's World
Authored by Stephen Shore and Gerald Van Der Kemp. By John Rewald. Photographs by Professor Stephen Shore Ed.D..
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Claude Monet found inspiration in the rose-covered trellises, wild rambles of nasturtiums, and idle drift of water lilies in the gardens of Giverny outside Paris. So too did Stephen Shore, who photographed the gardens one hundred years later after their painstaking restoration. Commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art to photograph the renascence of the gardens, Shore visited Giverny over six years beginning in 1977. Going to the gardens before dawn and leaving after dusk, in different seasons, he came to know them in all the moods and textures that inspired Monet. Shore’s fidelity to the gardens’ plenitude and his desire to present the abstract beauty of nature result in exquisitely serene photographs that express the essence of Giverny.
Publication date: 06-15-2005
Measurements: 0.6 inches
Stephen Shore ‘s work has been widely published and exhibited for the past twenty-five years. He was the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Published collections of his photographs include Uncommon Places, The Gardens at Giverny, Stephen Shore: Luzzara, The Velvet Years, and Stephen Shore: Photographs, 1973-1993. Since 1982 he has been chairman of the photography department at Bard College, where he is the Susan Weber Soros Professor in the Arts. James L. Enyeart is director of the Marion Center of Photographic Arts at the College of Santa Fe.
Girald Van der Kemp is Honorary Chief Curator at the Museum of Versailles and the Trianons.
At age twelve, Stephen Shore’s work was purchased by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art. At twenty-four, he became the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Other one-man show venues include the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts Grants and a Guggenheim Foundation Grant, and has been the Chair of Bard College’s photography department in upstate N.Y. since 1982.