Book# 28424

Epstein, Mitch (*1952-)

Family business.

Ort   Göttingen
Verlag   Steidl
Jahr   2003
Einband   cb. in dustjacket
Illustration, Ausstattung   color photographs
Medium   Buch
ISBN / ISSN   3-88243-913-0; 3-88243-959-9


[Text at] In the summer of 1999, two boys barely in their teens were so bored they started a fire in a boarded up apartment building in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The fire spread and engulfed an entire city block. Mitch Epsteinfis father owned the building and was sued for 15 million dollars he didnfit have; Epsteinfis father also owned a once successful furniture store that now faced liquidation. Family Business is an epic work about the demise of a Jewish immigrant dynasty and it traces the fall of a New England town from industrial giant to drug-dealing capital. Epstein has combined formally rigorous pictures with fluid video clips to recreate his fatherfis universe. The bookfis four chapters Store, Property, Town, Home include photographs, storyboards, video stills and dialogues. In Family Business he has invented a unique format: a mixed-media novel. The bookfis conceptual ambitions are matched by its fearless humanity. Surprising, hard-hitting and haunting, it resembles nothing seen before. - See book review by Andreas Langen in Photonews (Hamburg), Nr. 5, Mai 2005, p. 23. - - This work received the Kraszna-Krausz Book Award 2004.
58.00 €.
Photographie 20. Jahrh. Monographie 21. Jahrh. USA, Massachusetts, Holyoke 

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