Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Uncommon Places




Between 1973 and 1979 Stephen Shore made a series of trips across North America to photograph and explore the changing culture of that time. One of the results, and recent feature on Aperture Foundation, is the book Uncommon Places: The Complete Works. Filled with landmarks, interiors, and portraits this book is sure to delight all your design senses. How about that couch?!

16 comments:

The Lil Bee said...

These photos are SO "Please Sir" to me...it's almost uncanny. I love them!!

mary said...

I am totally fascinated by these!!

Jan said...

I miss those Drive Ins.. Sad to me.

Love the pictures, and that couch brings back to many scary tv shows.
Like "the birds" my brother forced me to watch.

JanelleGrace said...

This is what I want to do. I love these photos.

So will anyone help donate to Help Janelle Across America fund?

JanelleGrace said...

Also, I've seen this book at the MoMa, it is amazing, the colors are great, the photos take up the whole page, it was welcomed surprise after being disappointed by another book. It is definitely worth the buy.

Hey Harriet said...

Ooooh! 70s photos. Real photographs taken with glorious film! Stunning images. I think I NEED this book. Thanks for sharing this super find :)

jae said...

Makes you wonder if someone were photographing our homes now, what would we say about them in 30 years? Hmmm.....

Jessie Cacciola said...

oh, i LOVE this book and i love his work in general. i think it's so great when artists/photographers can take something banal and make it meaningful. :)

design for mankind. said...

Oh wowza--- must check that book out! :)

A Print A Day said...

oh i used to have a couch similar to that (in lime green) which i got from the salvation army after college.

those old architecture photos are awesome. i love those old school buildings. a lot of those old theaters are being restored here, and i'm glad for the because they're beauties.

That Girl Designs said...

i love this sort of thing. the old drive-in and living room are my favorites. they remind me of my childhood.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I just love images from that era....sometimes I think I was born too late!

please sir said...

Haha - don't we all? At least we can look back and appreciate it!

Simple Answer said...

I know exactly what the Falls would look like on the inside - I can see it in my mind's eye.

Victoria said...

Fabulous! Especially love the old vintage signs and buildings!

meet me at mikes. a happy place for crafty types said...

Oh these images are lovely - I love the couch too - and that fuzzy yellow cushion on the floor looks pretty inviting!

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