Pictures from the Surface of the Earth

Wenders, Wim; Schuster, Peter-Klaus; Hartje, Nicole

Published by Schirmer Art Books, 2003
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Quarto in blue boards in blue and brown pictorial dust jacket; 127 pages (some folded): chiefly color illustrations (24 panorama and 32 color plates); 27 x 28 cm. Out of print. Fine copy in fine dust jacket; three very small dings/impressions to dust jacket along edge of cover and faintest wear to rear top edge; else excellent, beautiful copy; DJ and boards are clean and bright and free of bumps; pages and illustrations are clean, crisp, bright and free of marks and creases; binding is tight and square. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Globetrotting filmmaker Wim Wenders always takes his old panorama camera with him, using it whenever the sheer wealth of what he sees and the impression it leaves on him breaks the normal scale of things. Infinite landscapes, endless horizons, deserts, and mountain ranges overwhelm by their emptiness and silence, street fronts in Havana, Houston, Berlin, or Jerusalem offer deep insights into the shallows of civilization. Wenders' photographs are pictures of a world almost devoid of humans, a natural or man-made world viewed from a distance. They shed light on the many guises the surface of the earth dons and attest to Wenders' contemplative and amazed gaze. This gaze, of course, didn't stop at September 11 and delivered haunting photos of Ground Zero taken shortly after the attack. With poetic comments by the artist on all the pictures, the book is both a portrait of the world as encountered by the photographer and a portrait of the photographer as reflected in his vision of the world.

From the Publisher: * 30 color photographs and 21 gatefolds
* In 2002, a selection was exhibited at Hamburger train station in Berlin
* related backlist: Buena Vista Social Club (3-8238-5444-5), The Heart Is a Sleeping Beauty (3-8238-5468-2) and Written In the West (3-8238-5469-0)

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Title: Pictures from the Surface of the Earth
Publisher: Schirmer Art Books
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: New Expanded Edition.

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