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by Director Jock Reynolds,Mark Ruwedel

  • ISBN: 0300141343
  • Author: Director Jock Reynolds,Mark Ruwedel
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  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 180
  • Publisher: Yale University Art Gallery; 1 edition (September 9, 2008)
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  • Category: Art
  • Subcategory: Photography & Video
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Mark Ruwedel (born 1954) has photographed the American West for the past twenty-five years, revealing the .

Mark Ruwedel (born 1954) has photographed the American West for the past twenty-five years, revealing the narratives-both geological and human-contained within the landscape. This stunning book presents more than 70 prints from Ruwedel’s ongoing series Westward the Course of Empire, an inventory of the residual landforms created by the scores of railroads built in the American and Canadian West since 1869

Mark Ruwedel (b. 1954) has photographed the American West for the past twenty-five years, revealing the .

Mark Ruwedel (b. 1954) has photographed the American West for the past twenty-five years, revealing the narratives-both geological and human-contained within the landscape. This stunning book presents more than 70 prints from Ruwedel’s ongoing series Westward the Course of Empire, an inventory of the residual landforms created by the scores of railroads built in the American and Canadian West since 1869

His books include Westward the Course of Empire, depicting the remains of abandoned .

His books include Westward the Course of Empire, depicting the remains of abandoned railway lines in the landscape of the western United States and Canada; and Message from the Exterior, abandoned and decaying houses in desert communities around Los Angeles. Ruwedel was Associate Professor at Concordia University, Montreal from 1984 to 2001 and has been Professor of Art at California State University, Long Beach since 2002. He is based in both California and coastal British Columbia. In 2014 he was awarded both a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Scotiabank Photography Award. This stunning book presents more than 70 prints from Ruwedel’s ongoing series Westward the Course of Empire, an inventory of the residual landforms created by the scores of railroads built in the American and Canadian West since 1869. The grades, cuts, tunnels, and trestles depicted in Ruwedel’s photographs speak to a past triumph of technology over what was often perceived as hostile terrain, as well as to the desire and struggle to create wealth and power from the land.

Publisher: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008 Jock Reynolds is the Henry J. Heinz II Director at the Yale University Art Gallery. 1. Westward: Course of Empire, The. Ruwedel, Mark. Published by Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (2008).

Publisher: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008. Jock Reynolds is the Henry J. ISBN 10: 0300141343 ISBN 13: 9780300141344.

from Yale Art Gallery; Pictures of Hell, 2014, RAM Pubs; Mark Ruwedel .

Join us for a special talk with artist Mark Ruwedel whose series Westward the Course of Empire is featured in our current exhibition. Ruwedel is represented by Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica; Yossi Milo, New York; Olga Korper, Toronto; and Art 45, Montreal.

New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2010. Message from the Exterior.

Just better Message from the Exterior (2015). New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2010.

Jock Reynolds, Director of the Yale University Art Gallery. Many of this nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have amassed significant collections of American art and founded galleries and museums on their campuses. These collections provide a rich resource for the study of African American art, yet many also possess a diverse array of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art.

Mark Ruwedel traverses the American and Canadian West, producing intimate, evocative black-and-white photographs of its scars: gashes, craters, and weathered structures evidencing its various (mis)uses in the name of ar. .

Mark Ruwedel traverses the American and Canadian West, producing intimate, evocative black-and-white photographs of its scars: gashes, craters, and weathered structures evidencing its various (mis)uses in the name of art, war, or progress. Show artist insights.

by Mark Ruwedel and Director Jock Reynolds. Thomas Cole Premium Thick-Wrap Canvas Wall Art Print entitled The Course of Empire: The Consummation of the Empire, . 835-36 30"x20".

Mark Ruwedel (b. 1954) has photographed the American West for the past twenty-five years, revealing the narratives—both geological and human—contained within the landscape. This stunning book presents more than 70 prints from Ruwedel’s ongoing series Westward the Course of Empire, an inventory of the residual landforms created by the scores of railroads built in the American and Canadian West since 1869.

 

The grades, cuts, tunnels, and trestles depicted in Ruwedel’s photographs speak to a past triumph of technology over what was often perceived as hostile terrain, as well as to the desire and struggle to create wealth and power from the land. Long abandoned (and in some cases never completed), the railroads also evoke the futility of the enterprise. This book is thus a sublime yet restrained elegy to the land and to the follies and wonders of human ambition. 

Comments (3)

Dukinos
If you love abandoned rail lines and imagining what went before. Buy this book...especially if you loved western rail.
This is, at once, beautiful and lonely.
Lost.
Wonderful.

Best that could be.
funike
This is an absolutely beautiful photographic monograph. Exploring a theme that evokes a deeply melancholic grace, Ruwedel has compiled a body of work that is all the stronger for its unostentatious modesty. The printing and binding quality are both exemplary. I found this photobook immensely moving.
Bradeya
This is a large & heavy book that is a gorgeous object. Meridian's tri-tone separations are stunning. It's all maybe a little over the top, but don't let that stop you from buying it. The work is conceptually very strong and well-served by such a lusciously produced book

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