Erwin Staeheli Passage
|Author:|| Erwin Staeheli|
|Category:||Books, Photography, Art|
|Language:|| English, German and Czech|
|Translation:|| Jiří Fojtek, Anna Bali, Eberhard Pfleiderer|
|Page count:|| 112|
|Issue number:|| 1|
|Price:|| 29 EUR|
|Size:|| 27 x 23 cm|
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Born in 1955 in Basel, Erwin Staeheli works as an artist and photographer in Switzerland and Australia. He has exhibited series of his photographs in the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany, France, Japan and the USA. Books have been published in Switzerland and the Czech Republic. This book “Passage” presents 62 photographs of empty passages.
Erwin Staeheli comments on the images: “You find nothing comforting in the dark world of functionality. Its beauty makes me feel nauseous. Its emptiness is not silence. The draught is creating an eddy of noise from footsteps and curses. I try to escape, to leave these dark passages, these artificial worlds of mocking promises, to follow a light, any light.”
Czech Photography of the 20th Century, published simultaneously in Czech and English versions, is the first book to present the main trends, figures, and works of Czech photography from the beginning to the end of the last century to such a large extent. Its 517 plates include not only the most important, well-known photographs and photomontages, but also works that have long been forgotten or are published for the first time. The book is arranged in seventeen chapters, supplemented with chronologies of the most important events in twentieth-century Czech photography and history.