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Author Opie, Catherine, 1961- photographer.

Title 700 Nimes Road / Catherine Opie ; with contributions by Hilton Als, Tim Mendelson, Ingrid Sischy.

Publication Info. Munich ; London ; New York : DelMonico Books, Prestel, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    779.092 Opie,C OPI    Available
Description 147 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Elizabeth and Cathy / Hilton Als -- 700 Nimes Road -- In conversation / Catherine Opie -- Her place in the sun / Ingrid Sischy -- House of Taylor / Tim Mendelson.
Summary Expanding her range of subjects further is Catherine Opie's ambitious recent series of photographs taken at the home of late movie star Elizabeth Taylor. Though glamour and celebrity are not common themes in her work, Opie was inspired by the possibilities this project offered-recalling William Eggleston's series on Elvis Presley's Graceland, or her own photographs of Obama's 2008 inauguration, both of which represent indirect portraits of their subjects. The images in this moving collection were culled from photos Opie took over the course of six months, both on the grounds of and inside Taylor's home. The subjects are wildly diverse-a dog-eared remote control manual, close-ups of Taylor's enormous closets, shelves of tchotchkes and priceless works of art-telling more about Taylor's life than any celebrity portrait ever could. Through Opie's thoughtful curation, Taylor's home tells a poignant story and reveals the arc of a fascinating life.
Subject Architectural photography -- California -- Los Angeles.
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011 -- Homes and haunts -- Pictorial works.
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011 -- Clothing -- Pictorial works.
Actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Added Title Photographs. Selections
Seven hundred Nimes Road
ISBN 9783791354255 hardcover
3791354256 hardcover

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