Publisher: Baden, Switzerland: Lars Müller Publishers, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 113650
First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Flechtner. Hardcover. Textured white paper-covered boards, with debossed title, with printed vellum-like translucent and white dust jacket. Photographs by Thomas Flechtner. Includes a brief biography and exhibition history. Designed by Thomas Flechtner and Lars Müller. 160 pp., with 100 four-color plates, beautifully printed by A. Schöb Buchdruck-Offsetdruck, Zurich from separations made by Egli.Kunz & Partner, Glattbrugg, Zurich. 14 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches. This first edition was limited to 1500 hardbound copies. Out of print.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (lower-left corner is bumped, lightly affecting some of the text block).
From the publisher: "In Thomas Flechtner's photographs, snow becomes a metaphor for timelessness, stillness, peace, distance, and loneliness. Both civilization and the untouched countryside succumb to the white weight of this element, undergoing a transformation equally enigmatic and physically definitive, overwhelmingly magical and bitterly cold. Bereft of people, Flechtner's images of snow-covered places cause the viewer to pine for silence and transparency, for buildings bleached by their coats of hard frost and ice floes broken into unstable shards. In their elegant, often abstracted compositions and the diversity of their shades of white, Flechtner's photographs also admit the poignancy of the artist's perceptive abilities."