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Photographer Bill Burke has taken annual trips to Indochina ever since he first traveled to Asia in 1982. Although he usually photographed the people, Burke became aware of how the architecture absorbed as much as reflected the region’s history. Transfixed by buildings like the municipal offices built by the French in the 1860s, the vaulted railroad stations and post offices of the 1930s, and the art deco fantasy cinemas of the 1960s, Burke saw the region as an architectural museum, rotting in the humidity and untouched by economic ambition, and began to trace the cultural changes in the area through its architecture.

In Autrefois, Maison Privée—the title means “once a private house,” and refers to the prevalent reappropriation of once private houses for municipal and government use—Burke captures the dramatic history of the area, from the influence of French colonialism through the rise of communism and the devastating effects of the Vietnam War, to the repopulation of Cambodia after the fall of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge and the opening of the area to capitalism. Burke’s first entrée into Indochina occurred during the period of Soviet control, a period of recovery that allowed for the current explosion of capitalism, which has already begun to devastate an architectural heritage that was well preserved in the deep freeze of socialism. What the B-52s and tanks didn’t destroy during decades of war, developers from neighboring countries are busily replacing and defacing with their shrines of commerce.

Autrefois, Maison Privée is the only book to delineate this transformation; featuring Burke’s signature gritty layout and design, Autrefois, Maison Privée is a marvel livre deluxe of history, architecture, and photography.

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Bill Burke was born in 1943 and received both his BFA and MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has exhibited in solo and gropu exhibitions around the world, and his workds are in the collections of the International Center of Photography, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the smithsonian Institution of American Art, Washington, D.C.; the Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Center of Creative Photography, Tucson; among others. Burke has received numerous honors, including five National Endowment for the Arts grants, and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Burke lives in Dorchester, Massachusetts; Bernard Fall (Essay) was a French journalist and historian. He died in 1967; Prince Sirik Matak (Letter), Sihanouk's brother and Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1970-1975, was executed in 1975 by the Khmer Rouge. The letter published here was written to John Gunther Dea, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, who urged the Prince to leave his country as the U.S. was pulling out, leaving it to the Khmer Rouge, intent on "liberating" the capitol. The Prince declined, knowing he would be killed with his family by day's end.

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Book Description powerHouse Books,U.S., United States, 2004. Hardback. Condition: New. Bill Burke (illustrator). Language: English . Brand New Book. Photographer Bill Burke has taken annual trips to Indochina ever since he first traveled to Asia in 1982. Although he usually photographed the people, Burke became aware of how the architecture absorbed as much as reflected the region s history. Transfixed by buildings like the municipal offices built by the French in the 1860s, the vaulted railroad stations and post offices of the 1930s, and the art deco fantasy cinemas of the 1960s, Burke saw the region as an architectural museum, rotting in the humidity and untouched by economic ambition, and began to trace the cultural changes in the area through its architecture. In Autrefois, Maison Privee --the title means once a private house, and refers to the prevalent reappropriation of once private houses for municipal and government use--Burke captures the dramatic history of the area, from the influence of French colonialism through the rise of communism and the devastating effects of the Vietnam War, to the repopulation of Cambodia after the fall of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge and the opening of the area to capitalism. Burke s first entree into Indochina occurred during the period of Soviet control, a period of recovery that allowed for the current explosion of capitalism, which has already begun to devastate an architectural heritage that was well preserved in the deep freeze of socialism. What the B-52s and tanks didn t destroy during decades of war, developers from neighboring countries are busily replacing and defacing with their shrines of commerce. Autrefois, Maison Privee is the only book to delineate this transformation; featuring Burke s signature gritty layout and design, Autrefois, Maison Privee is a marvel livre deluxe of history, architecture, and photography. Seller Inventory # BZV9781576871805

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Book Description powerHouse Books, New York and Dorchester, Massachusetts, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the half-title page by Burke, with his personal red 'Actual Signature' and black 'Bîhn Foto' stamps added. Hardcover. Fine dark blue cloth, with title stamped in gilt on spine, with dust jacket. Photographs and Afterword by Bill Burke. Essay by Bernard Fall. Letter by Prince Sirik Matak. 184 pp., with 98 tritone (some quadtone) plates (with variations of tinted varnish applied to each image), beautifully printed by Steidl, Göttingen, Germany. 10-5/8 x 13-5/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 2500 hardbound copies to be distributed in North America. New in publisher's shrink-wrap (opened only for signature); some slight toning at edges of dust jacket due to age, endemic to the title. Burke's new book, 'Autrefois, Maison Privee' (meaning "once a private house") is somewhat of a departure from his previous titles. The book is a collection of photographs made in Cambodia of primarily French-influenced architecture. While published in the form of a 'monograph' and a seeming departure from Burke's more autobiographical books, the individual images in 'Autrefois, Maison Privee' often contain strange, apparently contradictory and disturbing references to Cambodia's history, as seen through Burke's unique perspective of the region's architecture.Printed by Steidl Verlag in tritone 'Autrefois, Maison Privee' is exquisite, and should be one of the very best books published of the year! From the publisher: "Photographer Bill Burke has taken annual trips to Indochina ever since he first traveled to Asia in 1982. Although he usually photographed the people, Burke became aware of how the architecture absorbed as much as reflected the region's history. Transfixed by buildings like the municipal offices built by the French in the 1860s, the vaulted railroad stations and post offices of the 1930s, and the art-deco fantasy cinemas of the 1960s, Burke saw the region as an architectural museum, rotting in the humidity and untouched by economic ambition, and began to trace the cultural changes in the area through its architecture.In Autrefois, Maison Privée--the title means "once a private house," and refers to prevalent reappropriation of once private houses for municipal and government uses--Burke captures the dramatic history of the area, from the influence of French colonialism through the rise of communism and the devastating effects of the Vietnam War, to the repopulation of Cambodia after the fall of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge and the opening of the area to capitalism. Burke's first entrée into Indochina occurred during the period of Soviet control, a period of recovery that allowed for the current explosion of capitalism, which has already begun to devastate an architectural heritage that was well preserved in the deep freeze of socialism. What the B-52s and tanks didn't destroy during decades of war, developers from neighboring countries are busily replacing and defacing with their shrines of commerce. Autrefois, Maison Privée is the only book to delineate this transformation; featuring Burke's signature gritty layout and design, Autrefois, Maison Privée is a marvel livre deluxe of history, architecture, and photography."About Bill Burke:Since the early 1980s, Bill Burke has photographed extensively in Southeast Asia, focusing primarily in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Burke's haunting and layered examination of the landscape and people is informed by the collective political and social conscience galvanized by the United States' lengthy occupation and annihilation of these regions before, during, and after the Vietnam War. His lifelong desire to connect personally and viscerally to the people he meets sets his work in an altogether separate category from most artists who photograph outside their circumscribed "experience."Neither overtly political nor proscriptive, Burke's work instead recognizes the personal is indeed political. Gone are the cultural stereotypes we have long se. Seller Inventory # 101274

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