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Baku & Back
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Ingo Giezendanner Baku & Back
published in January 2010
English edition
13,2 x 18 cm (softcover)
176 pages (88 b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-905714-75-3
EAN: 9783905714753
out of print
 
A journey to Azerbaijan documented in 88 drawings.
"This summer, inspired by a cultural exchange program with the Caucasus, I travelled by land from Zurich to Baku and back. My objective was to document the journey with pen on paper. Though the culture exchange eventually did fail, the experience was intoxicating to my pen and I. The drawings capture the gradual change of scenes from Switzerland through the former Yugoslavian states, Bulgaria, Turkey and Georgia before finally arriving in Azerbaijan (to travel back again just see the book backwards). This is my statement to go out, see the world and avoid airplanes. Take your time and enjoy the view on your train ride."
Ingo Giezendanner alias GRRRR, December '09
See also Iskandariyah Skan and Zzz Züri.
Since 1998, Ingo Giezendanner, alias GRRRR, has been documenting the urban spaces in which he has travelled and lived. Apart from his native city of Zurich, his travels have taken him to diverse cities from New York and New Orleans to Cairo, Nairobi, Karachi and Colombo. Everywhere he travels, he captures his surroundings on location with pen on paper. His drawings have been presented in numerous magazines, books and animated films as well as in spacious installations and wallpaintings.