Forewords & Afterwords

These are the books, catalogues and monographs to which Geoff has contributed essays, introductions or afterwords.

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Forewords & Afterwords


Annie Dillard: The Abundance: New and Selected Essays (Ecco, 2016)

Raymond Williams: Politics and Letters (New York and London, Verso,  March 2015)

Norman Mailer: A Fire on the Moon  (London, Penguin Modern  Classics, 2014)

F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby (London, Vintage, 2013)

Roland Barthes: Camera Lucida (New York, Hill & Wang, 2010)

Jean Baudrillard: America  (New York and London, Verso, 2010)

Erich Maria Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front, (London, Folio Society, 2010)

John Cheever: The Journals (London, Vintage Classics, 2009)

Rebecca West: Black Lamb and Grey Falcon  (Edinburgh, Canongate, 2006)

Goncourt Brothers: Pages from the Goncourt Journal (New York, NYRB, 2006)

F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Beautiful and Damned (London, Penguin Modern Classics, 2004)

D.H. Lawrence:  Lady Chatterley’s Lover (New York, Signet Classics, 2003)

D. H. Lawrence: Sons and Lovers (New York, Modern Library, 1999)



Helen Levitt: One, Two, Three More  (powerHouse, 2017)

Andy Warhol: Dark Star  (Prestel, 2017)

Oliver Curtis: Volte Face (Dewi Lewis, 2016)

Matt Stuart: All That Life Can Afford (Plaque Press,  2016)

The Pulse of Life (Mapfre, 2015)

The First World War: Unseen Glass Plate Photographs  of the Western Front (University of Chicago Press, 2015)

Lynn Saville: Dark City (Damiani, 2015)

An-My Le: Events Ashore (Aperture, 2014)

Chloe Dewe Mathews: Shot at Dawn  (Ivorypress, 2014)

Dayanita Singh: Go Away Closer  (Hayward Gallery 2013)

Philip-Lorca diCorcia: Philip-Lorca diCorcia  (Kerber Verlag, 2013)

Tom Hunter: The Way Home (Hatje Kantz, 2012)

Thomas Ruff: nudes/ ma.r.s. (Gagosian, 2012)

Eugene Atget:  Atget  (Mapfre, 2011)

Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light  (Aperture, 2011

Vivian Maier: Street Photographer (Powerhouse, 2011)

Edgar Martins: The Time Machine (Moth House, 2011)

Alec Soth: From Here to There  (Walker Arts Center, 2011)

Jacob Holdt: Faith,  Hope & Love (Louisiana, 2010)

Richard Avedon: Photographs (Louisiana, 2007)

Martin Parr, Small World: new edition  (Dewi Lewis, 2007)

Jennifer Gough-Cooper:  Apropos Rodin (Thames and Hudson, 2006)

Adam Bartos: Boulevard  (Steidl, 2006)

Enrique Metinides: Enrique Metinides  (Photographers’ Gallery/Ridinghouse, 2003

Richard Wentworth/Eugene Atget:  Faux Amis  (Photographers’ Gallery, 2001)


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Forewords & Afterwords

In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write “something new–something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned.” That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel […]

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As Editor

This collection of writings on photography by one of the most internationally influential writers of the past fifty years has been edited by Geoff Dyer who has also written an introduction to the book.

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