Poste Restante

by Christer Stromholm



Poste Restante by Christer Stromholm. First impression of 2016 edition by The Eyes Publishing hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Jacket and removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Poste Restante

Originally published in 1967, Poste Restante has become one of the most collectible photography books from the mid-twentieth century, ranking alongside the better-known publications of Robert Frank and Ed van der Elsken. This photographic autobiography details Strömholm's extensive travels across the globe in a book constructed as an Existentialist diary. Juxtaposing the urbane and the macabre, combining portraiture and street scenes with abstract photographic fragments, the book uses metaphor and visual pun in an unrelenting stream of consciousness. In its sequence and design, it is a book that prefigures much of contemporary photographic publishing and art practice. An amazing assortment juxtaposed images, effectively tying together all the photographic motifs of the time as Europe emerged completely from the postwar era and ushered in the sixties. Like Ed van der Elsken, Stromholm was an inveterate traveler; the title of this book is an ode to his peripateticism. Unlike Van der Elsken's Sweet Life, however, Stromholm presents a darker and less optimistic view the world.

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