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Josef Koudelka: Reconnaissance-Wales (Signed)


Item #: JOKO104
Published: Paris: Cardiff, Wales: Ffotogallery, in Association with Cardiff Bay Arts Trust, The National Museums and Galleries of Wales & Magnum Photos, 1998
Edition: 1st edition (1000)
Language: English
Hardcover (boxed)
ISBN# 10:1872771459
ISBN# 13:
9-1/4 x 11-1/4 inches
(48 pp.), Leporello (accordion-fold), with 16 tritone plates (each are 2-page spreads), beautifully printed on 170gsm Parilux Mat

Condition: Used, Near Fine.

Published on the occasion of a 1998-1999 exhibition at the National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Cardiff, the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea and traveling to other locations.

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From the essay by Derrick Price: "From the early 1980s Josef Koudelka was traversing the world in search of man-made and industrial landscapes which personified our uneasy relationship with nature. Memorable projects (as of 1998) include two major bodies of work in France...photographing the remnants of the Berlin Wall in 1990; the war-torn centre of Beirut in 1992; and after he was able to return to Czechoslovakia from exile, he started to photograph one of the most devastated landscapes in Europe, commonly known as the Black Triangle, an area which borders the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland. In 1994 thirty-four large panoramic photographs were published in an accompanying book of the same name, which reveal a fractured, littered, torn land which contains villages that have been shattered by the rapacity of extractive industry. To travel to Cardiff and South Wales to record the aftermath of industry on this landscape was clearly a natural extension for Koudleka's photographic practice; as was the employment of the epic panoramic format which he had developed and refined so successfully from the mid-1980s..