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The River / Monica Oppen (photographs), Peter Lyssiotis (text)
Bib ID 6218012
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
Author
Oppen, Monica, photographer
 
Description [Stanmore, New South Wales] : ANT Press : Masterthief, 2009 
[67] leaves : photographs ; 22 x 33 cm. 
Summary

An homage to Paris By Night (1933), by the Hungarian photographer Brassai (1899-1984), which attempts to capture city life through the flow of people and the river around which they live rather than through monuments and buildings. The book, printed digitally, reproduces 68 photos shot on black-and-white film, bled to the edge of the page, and a poetic text printed continuously in a single line at the foot of most pages. Together the artists "try to capture unidentifiable Paris. An evening in a city, a flow of people, a flow of water. This city bereft of the clichés, the postcard monuments, can become any city. The spiral binding was chosen because the first edition of Paris by Night was also spiral bound."

Notes

"Autumn 2008. Paris. A text, Peter Lyssiotis. Photographs, Monica Oppen. Masterthief, Ant Press, 2009" -- Inside second last page.

"For Brassai" -- Inside back cover.

Artist book.

Spiral binding.

NLA copy signed by Peter Lyssiotis and Monica Oppen. Number 35 of 75.

Subjects Visual poetry.  |  Artists' books -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Lyssiotis, Peter, writer of added text  |  Masterthief  |  Ant Press
Also Titled

River

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