Publisher: Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 113654
First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Niedermayr. Hardcover. Blue cloth with title blind-stamped on front cover and spine, with dust jacket. Photographs by Walter Niedermayr. Edited by Kunsthalle Wien/Gerardmatte and Marion Piffer Damiani. Essays by Franz Xaver Baier and Stephan Berg, and an interview with Walter Niedermayr by Marion Piffer Damiani (in German and English). Includes an exhibition history and bibliography. 168 pp., with 70 reproduced 'works' (209 individual color reproductions), beautifully printed by Dr. Cantz'sche Druckerei, Ostfildern-Ruit. Published on the occasion of the 2003 exhibition Walter Niedermayr, Zivile Operationen/Civil Operations at Kunsthalle Wien (also traveled to numerous venues).
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
From the publisher: "Whether Walter Niedermayr takes pictures in the openness of a lonely alpine landscape or in the tightly controlled, cramped conditions of a closed institution, the concrete topographical references in his pictures always evaporate. Characterized by a diffuse light that illuminates spaces and colors, stretched between the visible and the invisible, his photographs reveal the various subtle qualities of spaces, from sober eeriness to poetic delimitation. The artist confronts the viewer with the expansive imagery of a photographic series that has neither beginning nor end, offering views of space as seen through the life of passengers and inmates, hospital workers and waiting room attendants. This new book of Niedermayr's photographs features, for the first time, a selection of works from different series, including his views of hospitals, prisons, motorways, and construction sites, and the alpine vistas that first brought him to international attention."