Globetrotting filmmaker Wim Wenders always takes his old panorama camera with him, using it whenever the sheer wealth of what he sees and the impression it leaves on him breaks the normal scale of things. Infinite landscapes, endless horizons, deserts, and mountain ranges overwhelm by their emptiness and silence, street fronts in Havana, Houston, Berlin, or Jerusalem offer deep insights into the shallows of civilization. Wenders’ photographs are pictures of a world almost devoid of humans, a natural or man-made world viewed from a distance. They shed light on the many guises the surface of the earth dons and attest to Wenders’ contemplative and amazed gaze. This gaze, of course, didn’t stop at September 11 and delivered haunting photos of Ground Zero taken shortly after the attack. With poetic comments by the artist on all the pictures, the book is both a portrait of the world as encountered by the photographer and a portrait of the photographer as reflected in his vision of the world.
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* 30 color photographs and 21 gatefolds
* In 2002, a selection was exhibited at Hamburger train station in Berlin
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Texts by Wim Wenders and Peter-Klaus Schuster
Wim Wenders, born in Düsseldorf in 1945, is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and photographer. President of the European Film Academy since 1996, he lives in Los Angeles and Berlin.
Peter-Klaus Schuster, born in Calw, Germany, in 1943, is General Director of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and director of the Nationalgalerie Berlin.
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Descripción Haus Publishing Limited, 2007. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. In original shrinkwrap. Nº de ref. de la librería c04262
Descripción Haus Publishing Limited, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX1905791119