Publisher: Velbert-Niviges, Germany: Schloss Hardenberg, 1997
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112635
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Orange cloth-covered boards with title stamped in yellow on cover and spine, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Jitka Hanzlová. Text (in German) by L. Fritz Gruber. Designed by Sylvia Pöhlmann. 84 pp., with 42 four-color plates beautifully printed on heavy matt paper by I+D Drücke-Seibert, Velbert, Germany. 11-3/8 x 8-9/16 inches. This first was edition limited to 700 copies. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Museum Schloss Hardenberg, Velbert-Neviges, Germany. Out of print. Very scarce. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).]
Near Fine (light bumps to corners, else Fine).
From The Photographer's Gallery: "After Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution in 1990, Jitka Hanzlová was able to return from a period of long exile to her tiny home village of Rokytnik, in Northern Bohemia. Her extraordinary suite of colour photographs chronicle a tight community, still living close to the land. Bathed in a brilliant, techni-coloured light, these images capture a life rooted in a particular place and lived at a different pace. 'I discovered the tension of slowness and was fascinated by people...embedded in their surroundings,' she says. In Rokytník, Hanzlová rediscovered an ancient way of life whose harsh, sometimes brutal realities, are offset by moments of deep beauty and surreal poetry."