Publisher: Baden, Switzerland: Lars Müller Publishers, 2000
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 101841
First edition, first printing. Signed in black marker verso the rear free endpaper by Spinatsch. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards. Photographs by Jules Spinatsch. Text (in English) by Sam Samore. Essay (in German and English) by Gianni Jetzer. Includes a list of plates, brief biography and chronology. 224 pp., with 130 four-color plates (numerous full-bleed and two-page spreads), and 10 black and white full-bleed two-page spreads, printed on fine coated matte paper in Switzerland by Stämpfli AG, Bern. 9-5/8 x 6-3/4 inches.
Near Fine (small bump to the crown of the spine, not affecting any pages, else Fine).
From the essay by Gianni Jetzer: "The pictures Jules Spinatsch takes have multiple meanings. They contain reality and also what is hidden beneath it. You invent them and they reflect you. You find them and, in their openness, they seek you. Embracing high-rise buildings. LOVE scratched on the skin of the city. Two chairs wrestling with each other in reunited Berlin. A lonely bottle. The high-rise is sweating. In obvious contrast to the man in the air-conditioned limo, a Chaplinesque hint of Hitler on his face. Fish on tour. A snow cannon as a monument. Hardened concrete stars flowing. Materials touch. Clouds. Airplanes. Bright. Jules Spinatsch fills his camera with pictures of life, like a botanist filling his herbarium, and then pours them out again as a river of color. Many of these shots (especially by night) shine in their chomatographic wetness like mirrored brake lights after a downpour."