Eric Crosby, Mark Godfrey, Thomas Lawson, Rebecca Morse, Rochelle Steiner, New York, 2017.
Hardcover, 232 pp., 231 color illus.
"Sarah Charlesworth explored an array of artistic expressions, from conceptual photography in the 1970s, appropriation of images associated with the Pictures Generation in the 1980s, and studio-based photography using props and setups beginning in the 1990s. At each turn, her growth as an artist paralleled the evolution of photography as a contemporary medium. This richly illustrated monograph offers a historical perspective on Charlesworth’s art and reflects extensive access to her archive, including notebooks, sketchbooks, diaries, studio logs, test prints, and many never-before-published images, revealing her thought processes over time and their articulation within and across her career. Opening with a chronological essay followed by examinations of particular aspects of the artist’s evolving practice, the book reevaluates and clarifies Charlesworth’s impact as a photographer, writer, and theorist."