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Paperback 
192 pages 
powerHouse Books 
Published 1999 
  
From Library Journal 
  
It is frustrating to have to rely on words to describe this hauntingly beautiful artist's book, comprising borderless color images set individually, in pairs, or in triptychs across spreads bereft of text. Pierson's personal perspective flirts with cinematic cliche to create an intensely atmospheric narrative that alternately seduces and repells the viewer. His bittersweet images simultaneously evoke romantic longings for a golden dream and expose the lurid underside of life. From out-of-focus expanses to tightly framed close-ups, from the soft glare of daylight to the lurid tones of night photography, the work's cool distance belies its immediacy. Moreover, in these impressionistically saturated trademark images, the accumulation of seemingly unremarkable details-lush gardens and swimming pools devoid of people, unnervingly intimate portraits of young men, abandoned repasts-reminds us of the importance of the visual journey. Highly recommended for any collection holding contemporary photography. 
  
James Edward Van Buskirk, San Francisco P.L. 
  
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.  
  
 
  
Vanity Fair 
  
Jack Pierson is the all-American artist of the 90s.Post-beat, post-camp, post-pop, post-conceptual, his highly praised and seemingly offhand art blends photography, sculpture, and poetry, nostalgic longing and nonchalant sexuality.  
  
 
  
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The hardcover classic back in paperback, with a brand-new surprise cover design by Patrick Li!
 
  
 
 
  
 
  
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