GENIUS LOCI: THE EXHIBITION MONOGRAPH - Rare Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Thomas Kellner - ONLY SIGNED COPY ONLINE

Kellner, Thomas (Artist/Photographer) & Various Contributors

Published by Berlin, Germany: Seltmann + Sohne Publishers, 2013
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Title: GENIUS LOCI: THE EXHIBITION MONOGRAPH - Rare...

Publisher: Berlin, Germany: Seltmann + Sohne Publishers, 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 144 pages. Published in 2013. Retrospective collection of color photographs on Russia. One of Thomas Kellner's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run of 1000 copies as a hardcover original only. At the time of publication, there was no ISBN. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Thomas Kellner: Oversize-volume format. Maroon hard boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Thomas Kellner. Text by various contributors. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Berlin, Germany to the highest stnadards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Thomas Kellner's Russian-inspired "Genius Loci". In 2012, Thomas Kellner received an offer from Yekaterinburg (in the Russian Urals) to organize a project (with both exhibition and book commissions) for the city's anniversary in 2013. Kellner was chosen not just because of his unique deconstructive approach, but also because Yekaterinburg was founded almost 300 years ago by Georg Wilhem Henning, a Siegen citizen, just as Kellner is today. "During his years of study, Thomas Kellner began to work with pinhole cameras, which became the basis for the approach he is following to the present day. In his early works experimenting with material, photographic methods and contents were crucial. It included building pinhole cameras himself in order to adopt them to the purpose he was aiming at. The results reflect a diversity of styles and subjects. They range from multiple perspectives within one photograph to documentary to photograms. Then, Kellner focussed on the analog camera and 35 mm film. He developed a visual language and method that deconstructs and constructs objects at the same time. Today, he works in a unique style of contact sheets, photographing the object in numerous singular shots until in the end the object is visible in its entirety again. The film-material Thomas uses is transparent for the recipient as well because the single shots are assembled together as negatives. Therefore perforation, codification, and numbers of the film material are part of the positive" (Publisher's blurb). The contact sheet is inherently a grid that Kellner has perfected as his photographic art's method and subject. 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. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, 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. One of the most brilliant artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER THOMAS KELLNER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). Bookseller Inventory # 19203

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