Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 100668
First edition, first printing. Special limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies, with one original [black and white] Type-C print on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper (3-1/4 x 4 inches) tipped in the final page and signed and numbered verso by Coulommier. Hardcover. Paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Julien Coulommier. Poetry by Freddy De Vree. 16 pp., with 1 poem. 7-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches.
The tenth publication in the Nazraeli Press One Picture Book series.
From the publisher: "The Belgian photographer, author and critic Julien Coulommier has been an important figure in western European avant-garde art since the early 1950s. His association with Otto Steinert led Coulommier to be seen as a representative of subjective photography in Belgium and Holland, but his most important stimulus came from the Belgian surrealist Marcel Broodthaers, with whom he became friends. Coulommier started out at a time when abstract art and figurative art were seen very much as separate genres. With great skill and imagination he has melded these opposing styles, presenting the abstract figuratively and the figurative in an abstract way. He has long been concerned with exploring the difference between knowledge about things and images of them. "My creative vision discovers the hidden aspects that are in unison with my own inner world and gives them a visible form as a picture," Coulommier has said of his work. Freddy De Vree has written a memorable and vividly descriptive poem in honor of Coulommier's work, and it complements perfectly the original print tipped into the final page of each book."