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  • Seller image for Archiv Peter Keller: Von Erde schöner (Archive Peter Piller: From Earth More Beautiful) [WITH ORIGINAL SIGNED PRINT) for sale by ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine condition. First edition. Laid in original aerial color photograph signed by Peter Piller, numbered N 27, dated 2004. (10 x 10") "Von Erde schöner" was published in an edition of 800 copies with numbers 1-30 containing a signed original photograph. Large Quarto Square (11 1/4 x 11 1/4"). Original tan cloth with black lettering on cover and spine, in original photo-illustrated dustjacket in color, black lettering on spine; housed in original gray cardboard box with black lettering on white label of cover. The publication was sponsored by the Albert-Renger-Patzsch-Preis of the Dietrich-Oppenberg-Stiftung, Essen. "Approximately 20,00 aerial photographs of single residences were part of a company estate I took over in 2002. Between 1979 and 1983 countless settlements were flown over at low altitude to take aerial photographs of single residences to sell to potential buyers. Their versos contained insightful notes, e.g.: "No interest in photographs," "Von Erde schöner", "Wife wants, but house too expensive," "I can get half a motorbike for that," "Doing it myself," or simply "Deceased." Various sightings of the archive lead to areas to collect and inventory categories, like "sleeping houses," floral bodies," and "human in front of house." A fourth, fifth and sixth view of 18 moving crates full of lightly yellowed photographs and negatives finally revealed, what this book now reveals." (Peter Piller). Text in German. Cardboard box with light wear along edges, else in Fine condition.