For the past 12 years, Koudelka has made photographs using a panoramic format camera, exploring its formal possibilities with rigour and originality, and "Chaos" is the fulfilment of Koudelka's panoramic vision. "Paradoxically, the images in "Chaos" viciously expose the anarchy which man imposes on nature and on himself" writes Robert Delpire in his foreword, "beyond all controversy, they denounce the absurdity of a world turned into a scene of dereliction. Josef Koudelka recreates a dream space, an elsewhere beyond time, beyond location, within which he organizes the shapeless and the chaotic". "Chaos" is dramatic, provocative and beautiful. Koudelka's next publishing landmark, it will have a powerful impact within the art and photography world.About the Author:
Josef Koudelka was born in Moravia, Czechoslovakia in 1938. He sprang to fame for his photographs of the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, finding asylum in Wales in 1970. Moving later to a small room in the attic of Magnum's Paris office, and becoming a member of Magnum, he has declined all the opportunities for commercial success to live as a nomadic traveller. He wandered with the gypsies throughout East Europe for years to produce Gypsies in 1975, (regarded by many as one of the greatest photography books of the last 50 years). This was followed up with another important work, Exiles, in 1986 establishing firmly his reputation as "the most potent and powerful photographer alive today" (The Times, London). Cornell Capa, founder of the International Center of Photography, sums up the career and approach of Koudelka: "His unsentimental, stark, brooding imagery reflects his spirit, the very essence of an exile who is at home wherever his wandering body finds haven in the night..." Koudelka's many one man shows include exhibitions at MOMA New York and the Hayward Gallery, London.
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Descripción Phaidon Press, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. First English Language Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0714839000
Descripción Phaidon Press, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110714839000
Descripción Phaidon Press, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0714839000