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Public Information: Desire, Disaster, Document

  • Public Information: Desire, Disaster, Document cover
  • Public Information: Desire, Disaster, Document, contents
  • Public Information: Desire, Disaster, Document, pp. 10-11
  • Public Information: Desire, Disaster, Document, pp. 48-49

Foreword by John R. Lane; essays by Gary Garrels, Jim Lewis, Christopher Phillips, Sandra S. Phillips, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Robert R. Riley, and John S. Weber; bibliography by Danielle Fox and John S. Losito

192 pages, 130 illustrations, 8 ¾ x 11 ¾ inches, softcover

Published in 1994

Public Information: Desire, Disaster, Document confronts one of the most complex issues of our times: how photographic and technologically produced images mediate and define social reality. At issue are definitions of media, the role and responsibility of the individual in society, and the nature of the photographic image. Authors Gary Garrels, Jim Lewis, Christopher Phillips, Sandra S. Phillips, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Robert R. Riley, and John Weber examine these questions by analyzing the work of fifteen postwar artists working in a variety of media.

Published in association with D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers on the occasion of the exhibition Public Information: Desire, Disaster, Document, held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (January 18–April 30, 1995)

ISBN 9780918471338 (softcover)

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