Doug and Mike Starn: Gravity of Light
Doug and Mike Starn: Gravity of Light by James Crump
Doug and Mike Starn: Gravity of Light Author: James Crump
Title: Doug and Mike Starn: Gravity of Light
ISBN: 0847838978
ISBN13: 978-0847838974
Other Formats: txt azw docx mbr
Pages: 144 pages
Publisher: Skira Rizzoli (October 9, 2012)
Language: English
Category: Arts & Photography
Size PDF version: 1441 kb
Size EPUB version: 1270 kb
Subcategory: Photography & Video




The first book to celebrate the full breadth of the Starn twins’ innovative photographic career. Defying categorization, Doug and Mike Starn combine traditionally separate disciplines such as science, sculpture, photography, painting, video, and installation. Gravity of Light focuses on the breadth of the Starns’ photographic work, from their critically acclaimed debut in the 1987 Whitney Biennial to their current exploration of light as a requisite for photography and vision and as a symbol of enlightenment. In their most recent installation, large-scale photographs are lit by the Starns’ carbon arc lamp—an adaptation of an 1804 model by British physicist Humphry Davy—which produces a brilliant point of light too dazzling for the naked eye.