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ANDRE GELPKE: AMOK. Spector Books, Leipzig, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Ram Publications, Santa Monica. 216 pp. 26 x 20 cm. ISBN 9783944669816 Bilingual in English and German.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: Noted German postwar photographer and writer Andre Gelpke's new publication, Amok, is a personal commentary on the absurdities of our contemporary world. Without being explanatory or anecdotal, he examines with the help of the camera the small, naturally occurring settings of everyday life. True to his motto, "Photography is a whore, never faithful, always feigning," Gelpke sequences his photographs to formulate his subjective view of the world in this artist's book that explores the narrative affinity between photography and literature. Like words, images are Gelpke's means of organizing and narrating his observations and reflect his mania for challenging the world with pictures. Over 100 full-bleed color photographs taken over a 12-year period fill this stunning hardcover publication.
Artist(s):Gelpke, Andre
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 165951
Hardcover $59.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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