Title: TRYING TO DANCE - Rare Pristine Copy of The ...
Publisher: Stockholm, Sweden: Journal Stockholm, 2003
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Unpaginated. Published in 2003. Artist Book. One of the most beautiful photography books of our time. Limited Edition of 2000 copies. Published as a hardcover original only. The Limited Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by J. H. Engstrom, Patric Leo, and Gosta Flemming: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with full-page photographic reproduction pasted in front and metallic-silver titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by J. H. Engstrom. Except for the credits and a brief text excerpt by Engstrom that is printed on the back cover, there is no text. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Stockholm, Sweden to the highest standards. Specially handmade gray cloth slipcase. Without DJ, as issued. Presents J. H. Engstrom's "Trying To Dance". Masterpiece. One of the few photographic projects of our time that capture the contemporary moment, it is "a non-linear juxtaposition of views of Engstrom's everyday surroundings, ranging from self-portraits and nudes to landscapes and interiors. The book does not offer the viewer an overall narrative that would subsume the meaning of the single image. It is a visual stream-of-consciousness monologue, an ongoing succession of moments that retain an importance of their own, fragments of relentlessly passing time. The impression of looking at memories, rather than documentary images, is heightened by the variety of the photographs" (Martin Jaeggi). "A masterpiece of enigma and indeterminacy. In the vanguard of a new genre that depicts a veiled, oblique, almost novelistic view of modern life, especially modern relationships" (Martin Parr and Gerry Badger). "I can only make photographs of what I feel, of what results from my encounters with people. In this regard, my work is completely subjective. At the same time, I am interested in objectivity, in the fact that since you take photographs, you always deal with reality. And in this respect, I am not interested in subjectivity. It's a paradox" (J. H. Engstrom). It is a paradox unique to photography and to Engstrom's "pull-of-the-dream" imagery. An absolute "must-have" title for J. H. Engstrom collectors. This title is a great photography book. This is one very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online, is beautifully encased in an elegant custom-made cloth slipcase, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white and color plates. "Trying To Dance" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER J. H. ENGSTROM TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 9197418269. Bookseller Inventory # 16131
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