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Peter Bialobrzeski: Neon Tigers: Photographs of Asian Megacities, Limited Edition (with Type-C Print "Shenzhen, 2001")

Publisher: Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 106907



First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 25 copies with an original Type-C print, signed, titled "Shenzhen, 2001" and numbered (this being #6/25) in black marker on verso by Bialobrzeski (image size 10-3/4 x 13-3/4 inches, paper size 12 x 16 inches). The print is contained in a separate matte black four-sided heavy paper folder, as issued, with an archival tissue protective sheet. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Peter Bialobrzeski. Essays (in German and English) by Florian Hanig and Christoph Ribbat. Includes an illustrated list of plates. Designed by jung und pfeffer : visuelle kommunikation, Bremen. 112 pp., with 40 four-color plates and additional color illustrations, beautifully printed by Dr. Cantz'sche Druckerei, Ostfildern-Ruit. 9-5/8 x 11-7/8 inches. Out of print. Scarce.


New (there is some minor rippling along the top edge of the print enclosure).


From the publisher: "In Neon Tigers, [Bialobrzeski] merges the seven Asian cities of Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jakarta, Singapore, and Shenzhen into a virtual megatropolis. His photos present an image of a world that no longer seems real but appears instead as a series of dream-images of an eccentric film architect or computer-game producer. Their references to reality evoke a sense of conflict in the viewer, as appreciation for the beauty of the absurd competes with recognition of an irreversible process of change in urban living space. They expose two different growth models: unscrupulous, uncontrolled expansion, as in Bangkok, and totally controlled, yet equally unscrupulous growth in a city like Shanghai. Bialobrzeski's photographs are full of conflicting signs and symbols that are often indecipherable for Westerners-a kind of semiotic overkill that is held in check only by the picture frame."