Publisher: Baden, Switzerland: Lars Müller Publishers, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 101118
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Limited edition of 25 copies (this being #8/25) in a deluxe custom-made aluminum box (15 x 11 3/4 inches) with title etched on the cover, with an original color print, paper size 11-1/4 x 14-1/2 inches, image size 9-1/2 x 12-1/8 inches (print edition of 25, numbered and signed by Flechtner), presented under Plexiglas within the box. Hardcover. Textured white paper-covered boards, with debossed title, no dust jacket (for the limited edition). Photographs by Thomas Flechtner. Includes a brief biography and exhibition history. Designed by Thomas Flechtner and Lars Müller. 160 pp., with 100 four-color plates, beautifully printed by A. Schöb Buchdruck-Offsetdruck, Zurich from separations made by Egli.Kunz & Partner, Glattbrugg, Zurich. 14-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches. Out of print. Scarce.
New in publisher's original packaging (book, print and aluminum portfolio box all in flawless, pristine condition).
From the publisher: "In Thomas Flechtner's photographs, snow becomes a metaphor for timelessness, stillness, peace, distance, and loneliness. Both civilization and the untouched countryside succumb to the white weight of this element, undergoing a transformation equally enigmatic and physically definitive, overwhelmingly magical and bitterly cold. Bereft of people, Flechtner's images of snow-covered places cause the viewer to pine for silence and transparency, for buildings bleached by their coats of hard frost and ice floes broken into unstable shards. In their elegant, often abstracted compositions and the diversity of their shades of white, Flechtner's photographs also admit the poignancy of the artist's perceptive abilities."