Josef Koudelka: Reconnaissance Wales – Limited 1st Edition of 1000 Copies [£395.00]
“An alien landing on earth for the first time wouldn’t have any difficulty deciphering Josef Koudelka’s epic panoramic photographs. His visual language is simple, direct and generally uncluttered with cultural signs and symbols. The stark brooding, exquisitely composed pictures are not simply concerned with describing specific places, but talk equally about terrain: the actual substance of the earth, the physical presence of man-made structures, the interface between the land, the sea and the air’. As Derrick Price refers to in his topical essay which accompanies the panoramas in this exquisite handmade book, Wales is flooded with photographic images which emphasise the picturesque. In association with Cardiff Bay Arts Trust, the National Museums & Galleries of Wales and Magnum Photos.” Ffotogallery. – – – – – – – – – The book is in very condition, with minimal signs of wear or reading, some sunning to sides of cover – hand finished hardback with recycled card covers with black stamp titles. Bound leporello-style (Accordion fold-out pages attached to card cover.), it contains 48 pages and 16 duotone panoramic plates. It comes from a limited edition of 1000.