Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, 2014
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111429
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First edition, first printing. Signed on the title page by Kenna. Hardcover. Burgundy silk cloth-covered boards with tipped in duotone plate on cover and title stamped in gold and black on cover and spine; contained in a black silk cloth-covered slipcase with title stamped in gold; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Michael Kenna. Introduction (in French and English) by Jean-Claude Lemagny. 312 pp., with 275 duotone plates beautifully printed on matte art paper. Book measures 12-7/8 x 12-1/8 inches; clamshell box measures 14-1/8 x 13-1/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 5000 copies.
New in publisher's packaging. A flawless copy.
From the publisher: "Nazraeli Press is thrilled to announce Michael Kenna's long-anticipated monograph on France. Kenna first visited France in 1973 and has been photographing there since the early 1980s. He has produced thousands of photographs on subjects such as Mont St Michel, Le Notre's Gardens, the Calais Lace Factories and Chateau Lafite Rothschild. France encompasses work from these projects and many others. Comprising 275 duotone plates, this gorgeous new book was edited by the artist himself, who selected both well-known and previously unpublished material from his own archive. It coincides with an exhibition of his Paris studies at Le Musée Carnavalet opening October 2014.
Michael Kenna is widely considered to be the most influential landscape photographer of his generation. The subject of some 50 monographs, Kenna's work is included in the permanent collections of over 100 museums and institutions worldwide, and has been widely exhibited and written about internationally since the mid-1970s. Michael Kenna was presented with the prestigious Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture in 2000."