Bevan Davies

Los Angeles, 1976! (part of 'NZ Library Set #1') - BACKLIST ORDER!


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"Bevan Davies’s meticulously printed photographs suggest an appreciation of this form of residential architecture with respect both to the facades on which their identities hinge and to the built spaces between those facades. Preferring to photograph during early morning hours on weekends, Davies positioned the film plane of his 8x10-inch camera parallel to the buildings’ fronts, to capture the nuanced play of shadows. The resulting images lend depth to structural and decorative elements that are simultaneously utilitarian and aesthetic. – from ‘Ed Ruscha and Some Los Angeles Apartments’ by Virginia Heckert
Los Angeles, 1976 is an exquisitely-produced collection of Bevan Davies’ photographs of Los Angeles residential architecture, a subject perfectly suited to his working methods at that time." (publisher's note)


About the photographer (*1941 in Chicago):
Bevan Davies is educated at the University of Chicago during the 1960s, He hit his intellectual and artistic stride in the 1970s, dovetailing perfectly with the uniquely fertile grounds that Los Angeles was becoming during that decade.
The immediate impact of the work Davies produced at this time is reflected in the list of solo and group exhibitions in which his photographs was shown, including such venues as Sonnabend Gallery, New York; International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels.

Photographs by Bevan Davies are included in the permanent collections of many important including, including The Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Metropolitan Museum, New York; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

'Los Angeles, 1976' ist eine exquisit produzierte Sammlung von Bevan Davies' Fotografien der Wohnarchitektur von Los Angeles, ein Thema, das sich perfekt eignet, um seine Arbeitsmethoden zu dieser Zeit zu offenbaren." (publisher's note)

Review:
"Bevan Davies' sorgfältig gedruckte Fotografien deuten auf eine Aufwertung dieser Form der Wohnarchitektur hin, sowohl in Bezug auf die Fassaden, die ihre Identität ausmachen als auch den gebauten Räumen zwischen den Fassaden.Davies bevorzugte die frühen Morgenstunden an den Wochenenden, um seine 8 x 10-Zoll-Kamera parallel zu den Gebäudefronten zu positionieren. Das nuancierte Schattenspiel auf den Fronten verleiht den Bildern mit ihren strukturellen und dekorativen Elementen, die gleichzeitig nützlich und ästhetisch sind, eine große Bildtiefe." (Virginia Heckert, in: 'Ed Ruscha und einige Los Angeles Apartments')