Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait

Author:   Chris Jordan
Publisher:   Prestel
ISBN:  

9783791342832


Pages:   112
Publication Date:   01 January 2009
Format:   Paperback
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Statistics can be daunting and dry: 1,000,000 trees cut down every year; 9,000,000 American children without health insurance; 2,000,000 plastic bottles used every five minutes; 2,300,000 adults incarcerated in U.S. prisons. Renownedphotographer Chris Jordan brings these staggering numbers to life in manipulated digital photographs that are at oncealluring and shocking. A landscape of toothpicks, each representing a felled tree, stretches into the horizon; a loopingmaze of plastic cups reveal how many are used each day on airplane flights; fashioned from soda cans, a replica of a Seurat masterpiece becomes a lesson in waste; and thousands of Barbie dolls-representing the number of breast augmentations performed each year-combine to depict a woman's torso. Filled with astonishing photographs ofsurprising beauty, this book, manufactured from recycled materials, helps us grasp visually the potential consequencesof our culture of waste.

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Author:   Chris Jordan
Publisher:   Prestel
Imprint:   Prestel
Dimensions:   Width: 30.00cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 26.00cm
Weight:   1.098kg
ISBN:  

9783791342832


ISBN 10:   3791342835
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   01 January 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained

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CHRIS JORDAN'S work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe, and was recently shortlisted for the first annual Prix Pictet in Paris. His recent exhibitions include In Katrina's Wake: Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster.A Jordan lives in Seattle.

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