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Miguel Rio Branco: Entre Os Olhos, O Deserto

Publisher: São Paolo: Cosac & Naify Editions, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 8575030728
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111466



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Miguel Rio Branco. Essay (in Portuguese and English) by David Levi Strauss. Includes a DVD with installation views of the slide installation and additional images by Miguel Rio Branco. Unpaginated, with four-color plates throughout. 5-5/8 x 5-5/8 inches.


Fine (a few very light surface marks, visible only in raking light).


From Magnum Photos: "Though measuring just under six inches square, this ambitiously conceived project is the photo-book version of a power bar--thick, rich, at times hard to chew, but re-energizing nonetheless. There is no opening text whatsoever. One is thrown immediately into Rio Branco's visual world, the first scenes of which are a vast desert. But from here the viewer is led haphazardly through a free-association of dream-like imagery. Every other page is a fold-out, each time producing a triptych of full-bleed photographs. A gathering of living artifacts and clues seems to be taking place, yet, quite intentionally it seems, no over-arching picture emerges. This is a questioning process, as Strauss' poetic text, with overt references to Plato's cave, makes clear. The accompanying DVD sets the entire book in motion."