Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 107740
First edition, first and only printing. Signed in black ink on the half-title page by Tunbjörk. Hardcover. Fine pink linen cloth, with title stamped in black on front cover and spine, with plate tipped in debossed front cover, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Lars Tunbjörk. Text (in English) by Göran Odbratt. Edited by Greger Ulf Nilson. Includes a short bibliography and an exhibition history. Designed by Greger Ulf Nilson. 106 pp., with 49 four-color plates, beautifully printed on heavy fine art paper by Steidl, Göttingen, Germany. 11-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches.
Published on the occasion of the 2002 exhibition Lars Tunbjörk Home/Office at the Hasselblad Center, Sweden.
Near Fine (some light soiling to the cloth and light surface marks on the cover plate; binding is slightly loose, else a Fine copy.)
From the publisher: "An emptiness permeates our cities, smaller towns, and moves along the roads. It did not use to be there. When it began to emerge, it went undetected for some time, suppressed beneath a kind of dizzy tipsiness that spread across the country and was everywhere, and which perhaps transformed the very fundamentals of that country. That is why I dread those houses, that sit on the outskirts of any medium sized town, and were constructed in a period of weeks early in the decade. --Goran Greider, writing about Lars Tunbjork's photographs.
After his earlier series on leisure time and the world of office labor, Lars Tunbjörk returned to his childhood neighborhood to photograph his mother's house. The experience intrigued him, and he continued shooting in similar areas around Sweden. Saturated with other people's personal memories, his photographs convey the peculiar atmosphere of silence familiar in middle-class housing districts, not only in Sweden but in other countries as well. If on the surface his images purport to investigate the private domestic realm in terms of architecture, home decorating styles, and garden culture, as seen in Sweden during the latest two decades, under these multiple, quiet surfaces they reveal apocalyptically more. Home is the final book in a trilogy, following Country beside Itself and Office."