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Some Scenic Views
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Philipp Lachenmann Some Scenic Views
Edited by Christoph Keller.
Text by Russell Fergusson.
published in October 2010
bilingual edition (English / German)
21,5 x 30,2 cm (hardcover)
160 pages (95 color ill.)
€32.00
ISBN: 978-3-03764-131-6
EAN: 9783037641316
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First monograph / artist's book.
"Some Scenic Views"—the title of Philipp Lachenmann's first monograph—reflects his work's camouflage strategy. Presenting 80 photographs of unspectacular views, the book reveals the process of hiding complex meaning behind a surface of normalcy. With a series of short texts, Russell Fergusson brings to the fore those hidden facts of historical, political, natural, or scientific nature. He thus reveals Lachenmann's photographs for what they truly are: conceptual artworks. This book inscribes itself in the German artist's body of works as a kind of picture novel rather than a monograph.
The publication is part of the series of artist's projects edited by Christoph Keller.