Item description for Bastienne Schmidt: Shadowhome by Bastienne Schmidt Andrian Kreye...
Germany is no easy homeland to sum up in 80 images. Yet, photographer Bastienne Schmidt--who has been living in New York since 1988--has done just that. Presented here is her trip with a camera through the country of her birth. The award-winning artist has discovered a severe, dark, and sometimes bizarre, place; it all looks somewhat strange and at the same time familiar through her lens. The photographs, which have a great suggestive power, turn the completely ordinary into a seemingly strange and different world. With portraits of people and places that exude a certain distance, unusual perspectives (crisp twin beds with peaked pillows) and extraordinary details (a soccer field seen through the net of the goal), Schmidt takes the viewer on a provocative journey through Germany's past and present. ShadowHome is simultaneously a tribute and a hard, critical, and loving look at a country--and what it means to return home.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.94" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.79" Weight: 2.16 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2005
ISBN 3936314519 ISBN13 9783936314519
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not to be missed Aug 17, 2007
This is a wonderful collection of images and carefully crafted writing. Anybody who has lived away and then made a homecoming will recognise the flavour of this book, captured by one of the great reportage photographers.
Shadowhome by Bastienne Schmidt should be a well thumbed book on everyones bookcase.