Monographs and Artist's Books

Transmutations

This catalog is available for $20.00 from The Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, 1 Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo, NY 14214

 

This catalog explores how Chiarenza's images from the 1960s and 70s present a vocabulary of abstraction that would be further developed in his ongoing series of photographed collages, started in the 1979, constructed from scrap materials, as well as his move from working primarily with single photographs to the production of sequential images in order to expand on concepts of photographic time and space.

 

                                                            Author: Robert Hirsch

 

Pictures Come from Pictures

David R Godine, Boston, 2008. 128 pp. 6 x 7-1/4"

 

In the pages of this small-format book, we see displayed the fruits of an entire career... a testament to an artist of extraordinary power, intelligence, and imagination who asks the view to move, "from with the accessible and familiar to the realm of the unknown."

 

Author: Elizabeth Schlatter

 

Interaction: Verbal / Visual

Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2006. 84 pp., 18 tipped-in duotone reproductions, 10 x 13"

 

This artist's book, Chiarenza's senior thesis of a half-century ago, explores the theoretical verbal/visual world of words and pictures through practice. This facsimile edition is limited to 250 copies.

 

Author: Carl Chiarenza

 

Peace Warriors of Two Thousand and Three

Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2005. 40 pp., 24 duotone reproductions, 14 x 17"

 

Photographs made in 2003 as a response to the Iraq war. Coming out of Chiarenza's sense of impotence and frustration at world events, these collages shed their abstraction and do indeed resemble warriors, but these are warriors for peace.

 

                                                            Author: Carl Chiarenza

 

Solitudes

Lodima Press, Revere, PA, 2005. 24 pp., 10 duotone reproductions, 9-1/2 x 8-1⁄2"

 

The photographs featured here were made especially for this book—a continuation of Chiarenza's examination of the metaphorical possibilities of photography. "What is here cannot be said... calm, harmonious retreats. Silent, yet swollen with sound."

 

Author: Gabriella Chiarenza

 

 

Evocations

Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2002. 96 pp., 80 duotone and four-color reproductions, 12 x 12"

 

Evocations is Chiarenza's second major monograph. Bringing together a selection of 80 of the artist's most important photographs from the mid 1980s to 2000, this beautiful volume documents Chiarenza's prolific artistic output over almost two decades.

 

Author: Robert Koch

 

 

Landscapes of the Mind

David R Godine, Boston, 1988. 160 pp., 97 tritone reproductions, 11-3/4 x 11-3/4"

 

In his first major monograph, beautifully printed in tritone, offset lithography, the work of Carl Chiarenza is finally given its proper light. Known for his writing and teaching at Boston University and the University of Rochester, Chiarenza had up to 1988 rarely published his work. This collection of nearly one-hundred images spans three decades, from 1958 to 1986.

 

Authors: Estelle Jussim, Charles Millard, Carl Chiarenza