Item description for Walter Niedermayr: Titlis by Walter Niedermayr...
This selection of 40 medium-format color photographs by Walter Niedermayr transports us into the world of perpetual ice--to Mount Titlis, the glacier which rises proudly above the boundaries of space and time, three thousand meters above sea level in the Swiss Alps. Only the human figures in colorful leisure attire which populate this alpine Shangri-la bear witness to the influence of civilization, transforming the alpine landscape--once the paradigm of an aesthetics of the sublime--into a trivial theme park governed by the laws of consumption. In Titlis, Niedermayr's camera captures the aura of a mountain landscape that is no longer just a mountain landscape but a legend. The alpine setting in which the puppet-like figures of tourists appear are shaped by these clich s and bold idealizations of nature to such a great extent that subjective perception and feelings become mere platitudes. If Jean Baudrillard were a tourist in the Alps with a knack for taking pictures, these are the images he would make.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 13.54" Width: 9.53" Height: 0.55" Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Release Date Apr 2, 2004
Publisher Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 3775714057 ISBN13 9783775714051
Availability 0 units.
More About Walter Niedermayr
Walter Niedermayr was born in Bolzano, Italy in 1952. His work has been exhibited worldwide and published in two previous monographs. In 1995 he received the European Photography Award.