Passing Through Eden

by Tod papageorge



First edition first impression in fine condition.

Tod Papageorge began to photograph extensively in New Yorks Central Park in the late 1970s, a few years after he turned from the Leica to medium-format cameras. These pictures, gathered in Passing Through Eden, luminously trace, as Rosalind Krauss has written about Papageorges work, photographys capacity to embrace the sensuous richness of physical reality [in order to] come tothat fullness which Baudelaire used to call intimacy, when he meant eroticism. From picture to picture, Papageorge constructs a realm that resembles our common world, but that, in its intense marrying of the sensual and poetic, irresistibly calls up the Eden invoked in the books title. 

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