• Ruth Thorne-Thomsen: Within This Garden, Photographs

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  • About the Item

    For Ruth Thorne-Thomsen, photography is theatre: the alleged credibility of the photographic image signifies to her a myth by which to "palm off fantasy as reality" while leading us to the kingdom where the human psyche dwells.

    Using a pinhole camera she constructed to achieve infinite depth of field, Thorne-Thompsen-a third generation woman photographer-creates images of the spirits quest for integration. In compositions at once mysterious, witty, and erudite, Thorne-Thomsen deftly employs archetyping, appropriation, and manipulation to invent landscapes where the individual and collective unconscious merge in an alluring and spirited dance.

    Ruth Thorne-Thomsen is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships. Denise Miller-Clark has been director of The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, since 1986, and Mark Strand is a Poet Laureate of the United States.

    • Publisher: ‎ Aperture (September 1, 1993)
    • Language: ‎ English
    • Hardcover: ‎ 155 pages
    • ISBN-10: ‎ 0893815497
    • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0893815493
    • Item Weight: ‎ 2.55 pounds
    • Dimensions: ‎ 8.75 x 1 x 12 inches