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Gay semiotics [male symbol] / Hal Fischer

Catalog Data

Artist:
Fischer, Hal 1950-  Search this
Publisher:
Cherry and Martin (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Fischer, Hal 1950-  Search this
Physical description:
56 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Catalogs
Place:
California
San Francisco
Date:
2015
20th century
Notes:
Symbol for male gender (astrological symbol of planet Mars) appears after the title throughout the publication.
Consists of an essay originally published in Eros and photography, and photographs originally exhibited at the Lawson de Celle Gallery, San Francisco in August 1977.
Summary:
"Hal Fischer's book Gay Semiotics: a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men (1977) is one of the most important publications associated with California conceptual photography in the 1970s. The new edition of Fischer's book reproduces the look and feel of the original volume, which reconfigured into a book format the 24 text-embedded images of Fischer's 1977 photographic series, Gay Semiotics ... Gay Semiotics: a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men also features Fischer's critical essay, which is marked by the same wry, anthropological tone found in the image/text configurations. Fischer's book circulated widely, finding a worldwide audience in both the gay and conceptual art communities"--Publisher's website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Gay men  Search this
Semiotics  Search this
Call number:
N6537.F473 A4 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1061812