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"The Cohen Room, Oxford", photography by Reinhard Görner, 2017
By Reinhard Görner
Located in Paris, France
Photograph of the Cohen Room in Oxford, UK by Reinhard Görner. Reinhard Görner was born in Leipzig
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Photography

Materials

Plexiglass, Color, Digital Pigment

Liberalitas, Duke Humfreys Library, Oxford, England
By Reinhard Görner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Liberalitas Duke Humfrey's Library Oxford 50 x 40 inches ed. of 10 $6,000 62.5 x 50 inches ed. of
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2010s Conceptual Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

Duke Humfrey's Library I, Oxford, England
By Reinhard Görner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
: actual image size listed Reinhard Görner captures the glow and splendor that have attracted scholars
Category

2010s Conceptual Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

The Blue Books, Upper Library, Oxford, England
By Reinhard Görner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Blue Books Oxford, England 2017 60 x 50 inches ed. of 10 $6,000 70 x 58.5 inches ed. of 7
Category

2010s Conceptual Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

The Blue Books, Upper Library, Oxford, England
By Reinhard Görner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Blue Books Oxford, England 2017 60 x 50 inches ed. of 10 $6,000 70 x 58.5 inches ed. of 7
Category

2010s Conceptual Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

Duke Humfrey's Library I, Oxford, England
By Reinhard Görner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Duke Humfrey's Library I 54.2 x 50 inches ed. of 10 $6,000 65.1 x 60 inches ed. of 7 $9,000 75.9 x 70 inches ed. of 5 $11,000 signed and numbered on label, verso Paper is trimme...
Category

2010s Conceptual Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

The Blue Books, The Upper Library, Oxford, England
By Reinhard Görner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Blue Books Oxford, England 2017 60 x 50 inches ed. of 10 $6,000 70 x 58.5 inches ed. of 7
Category

2010s Conceptual Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

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Located in Washington, DC
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Vintage Arts & Crafts Wooden Rolling Library Book Cart Bookshelf with Cast Iron Wheels. Circa 1950s. Measurements: 43" H x 39.25" W x 14" D. 12" between shelves.
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Materials

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Located in GB
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Materials

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By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Category

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Materials

Lambda

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Category

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Materials

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Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
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By Mason's Ironstone
Located in Alexandria, VA
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Ironstone

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By LAGU
Located in İSTANBUL, TR
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Located in High Wycombe, GB
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Elements of Style, The Art of Bronze Mounts in 18th & 19th c France, 1st Ed
By Penelope Hunter-Stiebel
Located in valatie, NY
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

Wrightsman Collection, Vols I-V, First Editions, Signed by the Wrightsmans
By Everett Fahy, F.J.B. Watson, Carl C. Dauterman
Located in valatie, NY
The Wrightsman collection, Vols. I-V. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1966-1973. First edition hardcovers with dust jackets. 2248 pp. Inscribed by the Wrightsmans. The comp...
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20th Century American Books

Materials

Paper

Reinhard Görner, Beinecke, New Haven, Yale Rare Books and Manuscript Library
By Reinhard Görner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Reinhard Görner Beinecke, New Haven Yale Rare Books and Manuscript Library New Haven Contemporary large scale photograph 50 x 56 inches ed. of 10 $6,000 60 x 67.2 inches ed. of 7 ...
Category

2010s Conceptual Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

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Duke Humfrey's Library I, Oxford, England
By Reinhard Görner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
image size listed Reinhard Görner captures the glow and splendor that have attracted scholars, artists
Category

2010s Conceptual Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

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Reinhard Görner for sale on 1stDibs

Libraries are both shelters and places of escape. It is this feeling that German photographer Reinhard Görner has been exploring for many years, in search of the most beautiful and solemn reading rooms around the world. Intimate libraries nestled in the heart of secluded abbeys or grandiose halls of prestigious universities, for the German artist, these rooms are an inexhaustible reservoir of inspiration. Let yourself be transported through architectures, styles and eras in this portrait of Reinhard Görner, a self-taught artist with a multifaceted and contagious passion. As an architectural photographer, Reinhard worked for many years for architects before deciding to focus on his passion. His goal is to explore how the great masters of architecture have created spaces that breathe beauty and silence by playing with shadows, light, proportions, rhythms. He quickly discovered that libraries have always been and still are wonderful playgrounds for architects, allowing them to focus on the question of form and emptiness: "I see myself as an ambassador trying to convey the spirit of these builders with my photographic means". The artist photographed and fell in love with his first library in 2005, as he was working with architect Sir Norman Foster and captured the philological library of Berlin’s Frei Universität. Since then, the cathedral-like atmosphere of New York’s Rose main reading room made a long-lasting impact on the artist and he started to intensify his documentation of libraries across the world. Görner’s photographs seek to convey the impact architecture has on our awareness of life : the libraries he captures open spaces, tell stories and refer to a time when one’s sense of aestethics and sense of space were identical. Görner’s photos refer to the vastness great architecture has been celebrating throughout history, bringing to mind historical periods where beauty and tranquility meet. His work pays a tribute to the Becher art school. Like other disciples’ – Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff and Candida Höfer – Görner’s work is strictly conceptual, combined with a fine technical approach. All their works demonstrate the same fascination for typology and record the heritage of the western cultural and industrial past.

A Close Look at conceptual Art

In 1967, artist Sol LeWitt wrote that in “Conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work.” He was giving a name to an art movement that had emerged in the 1960s in which artists were less focused on their medium being something traditionally “artistic” and instead engaged in using any object, movement, form, action or place to express an idea.

LeWitt’s work was featured alongside an assemblage of notes, drawings and outlines by other artists in “Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant to Be Viewed as Art,” a groundbreaking show at New York City’s School of Visual Arts curated by Mel Bochner, another leading exponent of Conceptualism. Building on radical 20th-century statements, like Fountain (1917) by French artist Marcel Duchamp, Conceptual artists around Europe and North and South America were not interested in the commercial art scene and rather directly challenged its systems and values.

Stretching into the 1970s, this movement has also been called Post-Object art and Dematerialized art. Conceptual art reflected a larger era of social and political upheaval. Pieces associated with the style range from Roelof Louw’s Soul City (Pyramid of Oranges) (1967) — a work of installation art that sees fresh oranges stacked into a pyramid from which visitors are allowed to take one orange away — to On Kawara’s “Today” series, which saw the Japanese artist carefully painting a date in white acrylic on canvases consisting of a single color from 1966 to his death in 2014. Artists such as Ed Ruscha, who created the Twentysix Gasoline Stations book — a collection of photos of gas stations that is widely said to be the first modern artists’ book — made photography a major platform for Conceptual art, as did Bruce Nauman, who burned one of Ruscha's books and then photographed it for his own.

Conceptual art’s legacy of questioning artistic authorship, ownership and how to work with complex ideas of space and time had a significant influence on the decades of culture that followed, and it continues to inform art today.

The collection of Conceptual photography, paintings and sculptures on 1stDibs includes artworks by John Baldessari, Jenny Holzer, Lawrence Weiner, Joseph Kosuth and others.

Finding the Right figurative-photography for You

Life becomes art in figurative photography. Shared moments are captured and history is recorded in images of people and their lives.

Figurative photography is often used to describe a kind of photography in which people are the subject. Early black and white photography of people can be a glimpse into a past century — witness the celebrated work of photographers such as Ansel Adams or lesser-known artists like Berenice Abbott, for example. The cultural and social standards of the time are captured in these figurative photographs.

Mid-century photos might show the life and fashions of the day, sometimes with the shared thread of humanity, joy and love. Indeed, figurative photographs can be a source of inspiration and wonder, speaking of common life experiences and beauty. Vintage photos of celebrities and iconic actors can be valuable keepsakes as snapshots of a bygone era.

Just as if you were bringing paintings, prints or drawings into your space as part of the decor, there are many ways to arrange your figurative photography. Large photos can be statement pieces in a room. Smaller photographs can be placed on bookcases or on compact wall spaces to add an artistic element to a living room or a bedroom.

Find a collection of figurative photography on 1stDibs today.