Dimensions: 10.25 x 10.25 Inches
Jeffrey Becom is a contemporary renaissance man; painter, photographer, and writer; whose work is exhibited widely, He spent the 1980s creating a series of photographs in the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea. These photos were collected in his book Mediterranean Color.
Mediterranean Color is at once abstract and specific: the royal blue, maroon, lobster red, and yolk-yellow wall and doorway in a Becom photography have all the persuasive coherence of a great color-field painting, but they are aspects of a real house belonging to a certain fisherman in a particular place.
The photographs are set in context by Becom's brilliant writing, a personal memoir of his search for Mediterranean color and also the product of wide-ranging research on the history of the region and its marvelously varied traditions of vernacular building.
Foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Paul Goldberger