Concorde
  • artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • color
  • 24 x 16 cm.
  • [120] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 3883752738

Concorde

[Fourth Edition]

Wolfgang Tillmans

Concorde

description

Artist's book by Wolfgang Tillmans. According to whom, "“For the chosen few, flying Concorde is apparently a glamorous but cramped and slightly boring routine while to watch it in air, landing or taking off is a strange and free spectacle, a super modern anachronism and an image of the desire to overcome time and distance through technology.” With no text other than the inner-front flap’s description, this fourth printing of Tillmans’ iconic artist’s book consists of 62 color photographs of the Concorde airplane--taking off, landing or in flight, and sometimes as just a tiny, bird-like silhouette in the sky. The photographs speak of both the beauty and the environmental devastation produced by this fabled French airplane, both sides of which Tillmans captures in his casual yet formally elegant signature style." -- publisher's statement. Text in English and German.

references

"Sand in der Vaseline : Künstlerbüucher 1980 -2 002" by Uwe Koch, Sabine Roeder, Dorothea Klein, Klaus Pohl, Melitta Kliege. Köln, Germany : Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König, 2003, pp. 101.

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