Bugis Houses, Celebes

by Ursula schulz dornburg




Bugis Houses, Celebes by Ursula Schulz-Dornburg. First edition (2021). First impression. Small format hardback in new condition. Signed by Ursula Schulz-Dornburg to a dedicated slip glued into the inside back cover. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. Any questions please get in touch.

About Bugis Houses, Celebes

Poised between heaven and earth and standing above the water when the rice fields are flooded, the Bugis houses reflect the creation myth of their people, in which the gods of the upper and lower worlds came together to create man to populate the uninhabited middle world. The farmers depicted by Schulz-Dornburg are likewise suspended between historic tradition and the impending pressures of the contemporary world. As they go about their work or greet her camera, they and their homes are held in the balance between past and future, mythology and everyday reality.

With these shrewd and sensitive images, Schulz-Dornburg captures life as it is built and lived within a particular culture and landscape, offering a searching reflection on the places we call home.

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