Silver and Glass is the first publication to
explore the application and influence of
photography in the art of the popular British
artist Cornelia Parker (born 1956). The book is
illustrated by works from across Parker’s career,
including those which arose from her investigations
into the photogravure. Inspired by the 19th-century
photographic pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot,
Parker combined two of his early techniques—solar
prints and the photogravure—to create a new hybrid
form of print by exposing translucent three-dimensional
objects to ultraviolet light.
Presented here are a collection of 20 large-scale
prints from three experimental series: Fox Talbot’s
Articles of Glass (2017), One Day This Glass Will
Break (2015) and Thirty Pieces of Silver (Exposed)
(2015). A wide range of Parker’s sculpture and
documentary photography is also included.
Bound in hardcover Silver & Glass features anHardback
interview with esteemed writer and curator David
Campany and an essay by Antonia Shaw.
205 x 150mm
978 1 85332 361 4
Design by Herman Lelie