Jean Baudrillard (27 July 1929 – 6 March 2007) was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. He is best known for his analyses of media, contemporary culture, and technological communication, as well as his formulation of concepts such as simulation and hyperreality.
Jean Baudrillard: Photographies 1985-1998 presents his photos together with his collected texts on the theory of photography.
Artist: Jean Baudrillard, Selected Writings (presented by Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles)
Publisher: Hatje Cantz (1999)
In his pictures he strolls through the world of objects, looking for insignificant and arbitrary things. According to Peter Weibel, the laconic nature of things is the reason for their beauty, and Baudrillard photographs this beauty in a laconic way – without the pathos of history, without the constructed objectivity or staging of art photography. His photographic glance literally rests on the surface of the objects and celebrates their appearance for the eye.
Jean Baudrillard: Photographies 1985-1998 /// Ed. Peter Weibel für die Gesellschaft der Freund der Neuen Galerie Graz, preface by Christa Steinle, afterword by Peter Weibel, text(s) by Jean Baudrillard /// German, English, French /// 224 pp., 95 ills. /// Softcover /// 23.00 x 27.10 cm /// ISBN 978-3-89322-984-0. Link to publisher.