Publisher: Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2007
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 111277
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Burgundy cloth-covered boards with title stamped in yellow on cover and spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text (in English and French) by Jean-Paul Deridder. Essay (in English and German) by Martina Bicher. Edited by Thomas Zander. 120 pp., with 85 duotone illustrations. 11-1/4 x 9-3/8 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Foto Museum Provincie Antwerpen.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
From the publisher: "Between 2002 and 2007 Belgian photographer Jean-Paul Deridder, who was born in Brussels in 1963, visited movie theaters in Germany and Belgium with a large-format camera. 'Everybody should be aware that this will no longer exist in twenty year's time, as films will by then be played from a hard disk,' prophesies film projectionist Marc Knoll of the Odeon in Cologne. 'The multiplexes are department stores; we're the specialty food shop,' explains Margarete Papenhoff, representing the third generation of the family which founded Weltspiegel Kino Center in Mettmann in 1907. These are just two of the cinema people to be found in Deridder's work. His poignant photographs of projectionists with their machines and the theaters themselves relate the history of cinema which is now facings the digital evolution and the vanishing of the flickering light."