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Catherine Wagner: Place, History, and the Archive.

Photographs by Catherine Wagner. Conversation with Stephen Shore. Texts by Shoair Mavlian and Nicholas Olsberg.
Damiani, Bologna, Italy, 2018. In English. 336 pp., 176 color and 60 black-and-white illustrations, 9¾x12".

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Catherine Wagner: Place, History, and the Archive presents a 40-year survey of the photographic work of Catherine Wagner (born 1953). Including examples from 19 of the artist's series, it is the first publication to survey Wagner's work from its beginnings in the mid-1970s to the present day. Her early work, which looked at architecture and its core materials, employed strategies she calls 'archaeology in reverse'; this set off a career-long examination of the notion of construction in institutions as various as art museums, science labs, classrooms, the home and Disneyland. Scientific, cultural and natural histories are key realms of this exploration; working in series, Wagner explores the physical and conceptual structures of our world. Featuring an essay by curator Shoair Mavlian and a conversation between the artist and Stephen Shore, Place, History, and the Archive offers a thorough survey of Wagner's wide-ranging work.

Signed copies will be signed by Catherine Wagner on a sheet tipped-in to the book.


Limited Edition of 10 copies, each with a signed and numbered,  archival pigment print, Columbus, Penelope, Delilah (2005), from the series Re-classifying History. Image size 14 × 11 inches; paper size 14½ × 11½ inches.

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