Title: FACADES: THE LIMITED EDITION - Rare Pristine...
Publisher: Berlin, Germany: Thomas Kellner Studios, 2004
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 70 pages. Published in 2004. Collection of color photographs of building facades, presented as an Artist Book. According to the artist/photographer himself, he created only a handful of copies of the book, five in all, none of which were sold commercially. There is no ISBN. The Artist Book is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Thomas Kellner: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with white titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Thomas Kellner. There is no text. 8 X 6 inch original color print tipped-in. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Germany to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Thomas Kellner's "Facades". Altered/"pixilated" photographs of building facades. "I want to break manifold ways of perception to my audience. My main interests have always been in finding strong visual languages that are powerful enough to tell us something about their subjects that more 'realistic' images cannot do. Right from the beginning of my studies, my basic interest was in experimental and conceptual photography. I created different pinhole series, photogram work, and printings in alternative techniques, such as cyanotype, saltpaper, and others. When Kodak Germany awarded me the Young Professionals Prize, I decided on a life in art and photography. In 1997, I finally started working on the contact sheet method to visually deconstruct architectural icons. My trademark style was born. Since then, I have been shooting prominent monuments all over the world. My images are asking to challenge usual perspectives: The buildings seem to be broken apart, dancing and remind us of the vulnerability of our values and creations. My intention is to bring the material into the image itself, as in a painting, where you see the stroke of the brush and the pigment on the canvas" (Thomas Kellner). An absolute "must-have" title for Thomas Kellner collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Thomas Kellner. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Kellner did not sign most copies of the book, of which, according to him, there were no more than five. Each copy comes with an 8 X 6 inch original color print that is tipped into the first page. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the Limited Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: According to Kellner himself, he does NOT do public signings. This copy comes directly from him. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates, 1 original color print. One of the most brilliant artist/photographers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER THOMAS KELLNER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). Bookseller Inventory # 19207
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