Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Landmasses and Railways.

Landmasses and Railways. Photographs by Bertrand Fleuret. Edited by Jason Fulford. J&L Books, 2009. 208 pp., 150 duotone illustrations, 6.7x9". Limited edition of 1000. Limited

"A photograph of an image of a woman with a triangular slice where her eyes should be, a two-page aerial shot of a forest, a train coming straight at us: Bertrand Fleuret's artist's book Landmasses and Railways juxtaposes such enigmatic and striking black-and-white images to create a pleasantly unsettling, difficult-to-decipher narrative. Edited by photographer Jason Fulford, whose own influential publications are helping to define a new generation of photobooks, this exquisitely designed 200-page volume is dreamlike, taking us on a journey through rural and urban landscapes, construction and decay, chaos and clarity."

A truly spectacularly beautiful book!

Bertrand Fleuret was born in France in 1969 and has studied both graphic design and photography. He now lives and works in Berlin. Click on his name to learn more about him and see more of his work.

The book is available as a hard back (1000 copies) or in a limited edition comprising of:
"A portfolio of six original 16" x 20"matte baryt prints, together in a slipcase.
This is a special edition of five portfolios, each handmade by Fleuret. The cover of each slipcase has an additional print tipped in."

Both editions of the book are available to buy at the publisher or over at photo-eye.

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