One Picture Book Set: Notre-Dame de Paris, A Walk Through A Bamboo Grove, Captains of the Dead Sea, Untitled #11856-0820. First edition. First impression (2020) of this set of 4 Nazraeli Press One Picture Books. Each book contains a signed by the photographer tipped-in original print (12.7 x 17.78 cm). No markings. This is a new set. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Notre-Dame de Paris
“From the moment I entered its dark, sacred precincts, I was in love with Notre-Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris). I walked around wide-eyed, awestruck by the grandeur of its architecture and esthetics. I inhaled the atmosphere, the faint smell of incense, the whisperings from the crowds of other people also experiencing these wonders in their own particular ways. Then I lit candles and sat in front of the altar praying quietly, relishing the tranquility and meditative ambience. I listened to the choir as it practiced for Vespers. This was in 1972, on my first visit to Paris…” – From the introduction
About A Walk Through A Bamboo Grove
Kamakura, a seaside Japanese city famous for its many Buddhist Zen temples and Shinto shrines, is also home to immense groves of moso bamboo. Attaining heights of over 90 feet, this giant timber bamboo sheds its older leaves as new ones unfurl, blanketing the ground within the dark, cool groves.
One experiences a sense of awe, vicariously wandering in the grove on the paths provided, with unexpected vistas, ancient stone lanterns, and the repetitive rhythm the bamboo segments. Looking up, one sees what appears to be a gothic cathedral, with the sky as the roof.
About Captains of the Dead Sea
This book examines how the experience of place is influenced by the way in which the world has been previously photographed. A visitor can stand in Death Valley, for example, and realize that it ‘looks like’ Mars… or the Moon… or a scene from Star Wars. At its core, Captains of the Dead Sea considers the cinematic use of landscape-as-location. As well as the role of the American desert. Also the implications of how the boundaries between documentary and fictional narrative have become blurred.
About Untitled #11856-0820
An important and already highly sought-after monograph, Bright Black World benefited from its oversized format in presenting the epic landscape photographs of which it is comprised.
Hido’s latest contribution to our One Picture Book series takes this a step further: rather than dividing the sheet into 16 pages, Hido presents one of Bright Black World’smost recognizable images, ‘Untitled #11856-0820’, over an entire form which, when unfolded, measures some 16 x 21 inches.
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