Sledi/Vestiges 1991-2012

by Josef Koudelka


Photographs: Josef Koudelka

Publisher: Galerija Jakopic Gallery

unpaged (leporello) pages

Pictures: black and white illustrations throughout

Year: 2014

Comments: 25 x 10 cm; 170 cm long leporello, black hardcover

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Between 1991 and 2012, Josef Koudelka completed a long journey around the nineteen countries bordering the Mediterranean, stopping at over two hundred Greek and Roman archaeological sites. This was an unprecedented exploration. Before Koudelka, nobody had attempted to make such a comprehensive photographic record of these  historical vestiges with so much persistence and so little assistance. His aim is to use art to reappropriate a world that is escaping us and that we could loose – a world where the mind alternates between reason and faith, law and liberty; a world, “whose heaps of rubble and inexhaustible hopes we carry within us” according to Jacques Berque. Transforming rubble into hope – that is what Koudelka achieves in this exceptional journey.


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Sledi/Vestiges 1991-2012

by Josef Koudelka


Photographs: Josef Koudelka

Publisher: Galerija Jakopic Gallery

unpaged (leporello) pages

Pictures: black and white illustrations throughout

Year: 2014

Comments: 25 x 10 cm; 170 cm long leporello, black hardcover

sold out

Between 1991 and 2012, Josef Koudelka completed a long journey around the nineteen countries bordering the Mediterranean, stopping at over two hundred Greek and Roman archaeological sites. This was an unprecedented exploration. Before Koudelka, nobody had attempted to make such a comprehensive photographic record of these  historical vestiges with so much persistence and so little assistance. His aim is to use art to reappropriate a world that is escaping us and that we could loose – a world where the mind alternates between reason and faith, law and liberty; a world, “whose heaps of rubble and inexhaustible hopes we carry within us” according to Jacques Berque. Transforming rubble into hope – that is what Koudelka achieves in this exceptional journey.


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Sledi/Vestiges 1991-2012

by Josef Koudelka


Photographs: Josef Koudelka

Publisher: Galerija Jakopic Gallery

unpaged (leporello) pages

Pictures: black and white illustrations throughout

Year: 2014

Comments: 25 x 10 cm; 170 cm long leporello, black hardcover

sold out

Between 1991 and 2012, Josef Koudelka completed a long journey around the nineteen countries bordering the Mediterranean, stopping at over two hundred Greek and Roman archaeological sites. This was an unprecedented exploration. Before Koudelka, nobody had attempted to make such a comprehensive photographic record of these  historical vestiges with so much persistence and so little assistance. His aim is to use art to reappropriate a world that is escaping us and that we could loose – a world where the mind alternates between reason and faith, law and liberty; a world, “whose heaps of rubble and inexhaustible hopes we carry within us” according to Jacques Berque. Transforming rubble into hope – that is what Koudelka achieves in this exceptional journey.


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more books tagged »black and white« | >> see all

more books tagged »Rome« | >> see all

more books tagged »magnum photographer« | >> see all

more books tagged »archaeological sites« | >> see all

more books tagged »Greek« | >> see all

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