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Serpent's Chronicle [SIGNED]

Folberg, Neil

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ISBN 10: 0789211386 / ISBN 13: 9780789211385
Published by Abbeville Press, New York, 2013
Condition: Fine. Hardcover

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Signed Neil Folberg on front free endpaper. Quarto. 83 (1)pp. Original photo-illustrated dustjacket over black cloth with silver lettering on spine. Green endpapers, printed on glossy paper. The Story of Adam and Eve told by the former student of Ansel Adams and William Garnett. Folberg's evolution towards staged photography is apparent in this photo-narrative of Adam and Eve "to memorable effect. in a spirit of serious spiritual inquiry: based on an oral tradition and accompanied by a poetic text in the voice of the serpent. Dustjacket in near fine, binding and interior in fine condition. Folberg is known for his photographs of the Middle East and the Mediterranean. "Galleries worldwide have exhibited Folberg's work; his photographs are in collections of the Los Angeles County Museum, Everson Museum in Syracuse, Nelson-Atkins Museum, San Francisco MoMA, Yale University Art Museum, Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris and the Israel Museum. Folberg has lived in Israel since 1976 with his wife Anna. Joseph Folberg (Neil's father) found Vision Gallery in San Francisco in 1981 and Neil mover it to Jerusalem in 1998 following his father's death." ( Bookseller Inventory # 40728

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Title: Serpent's Chronicle [SIGNED]

Publisher: Abbeville Press, New York

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine.

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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The story of Adam and Eve powerfully retold in photographs, from an unexpected viewpoint

With his last book, Travels with Van Gogh and the Impressionists, Neil Folberg - already well known as a photographer of landscape and architecture - took his work in a surprising, and successful, new direction, using costumed actors and carefully arranged settings to reconstruct the milieux of some of the world’s most beloved artists. Serpent’s Chronicle represents a further evolution of Folberg’s interest in staged photography: here, the images form a continuous narrative, namely, the story of Adam and Eve, as seen through the eyes of the Serpent. For this ambitious exercise in pictorial storytelling, acted by modern dancers and set in a wild Mediterranean valley, Folberg draws upon the full range of his artistic resources as a photographer in color and black and white, and of the landscape, the human figure, and even the
night sky; the result, according to ARTnews, is a series of lush depictions” that use subtle anachronism, metaphor, and theatricality to memorable effect.”

To memorable effect and, one might add, in a spirit of serious spiritual inquiry; Folberg’s imaginative retelling of the story, based on an ancient oral tradition and accompanied by a poetic text, addresses the profound questions inherent in the biblical account. For instance, how could there be a state of paradise with only one human inhabitant? And how could conflict be avoided if there were two? Presenting Adam and Eve as Everyman and Everywoman, in a time and place at once archetypal and contemporary, Folberg shows us that the story of Eden is the true prototype of every human relationship and endeavor.

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Neil Folberg's previous publications include In a Desert Land (1987); And I Shall Dwell Among Them: Historic Synagogues of the World (1995); Celestial Nights (2001); and Travels with Van Gogh and the Impressionists (2007). His work has been exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the world, and is widely collected.

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