Peter Beard (Hardcover)
Born in New York City in 1938, Peter Beard began taking photographs and keeping diaries from early childhood. By the time he graduated from Yale University, he had developed a keen interest in Africa. Throughout the 1960s and 70s he worked in Tsavo Park, the Aberdares, and Lake Rudolf in Kenyas northern frontier. He is a constant creator, Beard the chronicler photographs, writes draws, collages and assembles a history of his life experiences and our own. He lives in New York City, Long Island, and Kenya with his wife, Nejma, and daughter, Zara.
Nejma Beard is Peter Beards agent and Executive Director of the Peter Beard Studio. Her spirit and experience are synchronous with Beardshaving been born and raised in Kenya. This deep familiarity and a devotion to a place and a people forms their unique collaborative relationship. Primary to her work is a deep concern for the future of the world and a commitment to ecologic efforts. She curates exhibitions, art-directs photo shoots, and edits and assists with all Beard publications.
David Fahey is co-owner of the Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles. During his 31-year career in the field, he has collaborated on over 45 fine art photography books. He is the co-vice president of the Herb Ritts Foundation and serves on the Photography Advisory Council for the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Owen Edwards has written about photography for 30 years, for theAmerican Photographer, New York Times Magazine, New York magazine, The Village Voice, Saturday Review, Vogue, Smithsonian magazine, and many other publications.
Steven M. L. Aronson, a former book publisher, is a writer and editor. He edited and published Peter Beards book Longing for Darkness and wrote the T.V. special The End of the Game. He is the author of HYPE and the co-author of Savage Grace.
Ruth Ansel is an award-winning art director known for her innovative design at many of America's top fashion and cultural magazines since the 1960s. Ansel Design Studio (est. 1992) has produced international fashion campaigns and books with photographers including Peter Beard, Richard Avedon, and Annie Leibovitz.
After spending time in Kenya and striking up a friendship with the author Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) in the early 1960s, Beard bought a piece of land near hers. He witnessed the dawn of Kenyas population explosion, which challenged finite resources and stressed animal populationsincluding the starving elephants of Tsavo dying by the tens of thousands in a wasteland of eaten trees. So he documented what he sawwith diaries, photographs, and collages. He went against the wind in publishing unique and sometimes shocking books of these works. The corpses were laid bare; the facts carefully recorded, sometimes in type and often by hand. Beard uses his photographs as a canvas onto which he superimposes multi-layered contact sheets, ephemera, found objects, newspaper clippings that are elaborately embellished with meticulous handwriting, old-master inspired drawings and often swaths of animal blood used as paint.
In 2006 TASCHEN published the book that has come to define his oeuvre, signed by the artist and published in two volumes. It sold out instantly and became a highly sought after collectors item. Now the book you couldnt get your hands on is available in one volume, a handsome hardcover edition revised by Nejma Beard with new images never published before.
|Genre||PHOTOGRAPHY / Individual Photographers / Artists' Books|
|Publisher Date||2013-11-01 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Taschen America Llc|
|Unit weight||10.86 lb|
|Authors||Aronson, Steven M. L.|
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