Fernweh by Teju Cole. First edition first impression hardcover in new condition. Signed by Teju Cole to tile page. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Fernweh is a project that spans over a period of five years and that takes place in Switzerland. We see a profound connection between the photographs and Cole’s writing, building up as we turn the pages. In Fernweh, we are witnesses to a masterful crafting of sequences.
Also, the fact the fact that Cole produced the photographs over the years, as we revisited the country over and over, creates a very obvious effect of change and movement. Besides, the juxtaposition of text and writing is seamless and absolutely natural to Cole.
Fernweh means ‘the longing to be somewhere else’, which acts as the muse of this project in which we’re made to look at the blindspots, the non-spaces behind the wall. This way, perhaps for the first time, we are made to look away from the obvious beauty and instead, focus on what’s around and in between.
About Teju Cole
Teju Cole (1975) is a novelist, photographer, critic, curator, and the author of five books. He was the photography critic of the New York Times Magazine from 2015 until 2019. Cole has had solo exhibitions in Italy, Iceland, India, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the US. Also, He gave the 2014 Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics at Duke University, the 2015 Susan D. Gubar Lecture at Indiana University, and the 2016 Spui25 Lecture at the University of Amsterdam. Further, he was awarded the 2015 Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction, a 2015 US Artists award, and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship. He was a Poynter Journalism Fellow at Yale University in 2018. Furthermore, he serves as a board member for several periodicals and arts organisations, and has participated in many literary and photography juries.
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