Publisher: Leipzig, German: Passage Verlag, 1998
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111556
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Hans-Christian Schink. Includes a chronology, exhibition history and a bibliography (in German). Unpaginated, with 12 four-color plates. 9-1/2 x 11-3/8 inches.
Near Fine (slight bump to heel of spine, else Fine).
From Galerie Rothamel: "Since the beginning of the 1990s Hans-Christian Schink has traced, in different photography series, the appearance of [a] desire for order. In these [photographs] he reveals, on the one hand the fascination of the educated artist with architectural details as 'finished' compositional models, and on the other hand they reveal a critical dimension in the proportionally tense imbalance between architecture and nature. His pictures however always retain a distance - he captures fictitiously, in a photographic act, the position of the indifferent observer who reproduces simply the apparent, what 'is' (what he sees), yet on the other hand (as an inheritance from the German early romantics), an attitude signalising lost proximity, a melancholy of loss."