ÉTÉ (signed)

by Olaf Unverzart


Photographs: Sebastian Schels & Olaf Unverzart

Publisher: Kettler Verlag

184 pages

Pictures: 98

Year: October 2020

ISBN: 978-3-86206-832-6

Comments: Hardcover, linen, 24 x 30,5 cm, Essay by: Dietrich Erben, Design by: Alexandra Rusitschka

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In their series 'ÉTÉ', Olaf Unverzart and Sebastian Schels deal with an alpine landscape outside the usual postcard motifs. The two photographers documented a total of 33 ski resorts in the French and Italian Western Alps in 2018 and 2019 with plate cameras. Their recordings paint a picture that is shaped by tourist architecture and infrastructure. These are winter sports resorts that emerged from the 1960s in a way that is almost unthinkable today as holiday colonies designed on the drawing board. Its conception as space-efficient, high-density and traffic-free places for everyone corresponds entirely to the functional tourism architecture of the 1960s and 1970s. From today's perspective, with more and more ski resorts falling victim to climate change, the utopias of yore appear to have fallen out of time. With their subtle, almost poetic view, Unverzart and Schels set a photographic monument to the ideas of that time. All recordings were made during the summer months and give the snow-free and deserted places a strangely remote, melancholy character.


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ÉTÉ (signed)

by Olaf Unverzart


Photographs: Sebastian Schels & Olaf Unverzart

Publisher: Kettler Verlag

184 pages

Pictures: 98

Year: October 2020

ISBN: 978-3-86206-832-6

Comments: Hardcover, linen, 24 x 30,5 cm, Essay by: Dietrich Erben, Design by: Alexandra Rusitschka

sold out

In their series 'ÉTÉ', Olaf Unverzart and Sebastian Schels deal with an alpine landscape outside the usual postcard motifs. The two photographers documented a total of 33 ski resorts in the French and Italian Western Alps in 2018 and 2019 with plate cameras. Their recordings paint a picture that is shaped by tourist architecture and infrastructure. These are winter sports resorts that emerged from the 1960s in a way that is almost unthinkable today as holiday colonies designed on the drawing board. Its conception as space-efficient, high-density and traffic-free places for everyone corresponds entirely to the functional tourism architecture of the 1960s and 1970s. From today's perspective, with more and more ski resorts falling victim to climate change, the utopias of yore appear to have fallen out of time. With their subtle, almost poetic view, Unverzart and Schels set a photographic monument to the ideas of that time. All recordings were made during the summer months and give the snow-free and deserted places a strangely remote, melancholy character.


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ÉTÉ (signed)

by Olaf Unverzart


Photographs: Sebastian Schels & Olaf Unverzart

Publisher: Kettler Verlag

184 pages

Pictures: 98

Year: October 2020

ISBN: 978-3-86206-832-6

Comments: Hardcover, linen, 24 x 30,5 cm, Essay by: Dietrich Erben, Design by: Alexandra Rusitschka

sold out

In their series 'ÉTÉ', Olaf Unverzart and Sebastian Schels deal with an alpine landscape outside the usual postcard motifs. The two photographers documented a total of 33 ski resorts in the French and Italian Western Alps in 2018 and 2019 with plate cameras. Their recordings paint a picture that is shaped by tourist architecture and infrastructure. These are winter sports resorts that emerged from the 1960s in a way that is almost unthinkable today as holiday colonies designed on the drawing board. Its conception as space-efficient, high-density and traffic-free places for everyone corresponds entirely to the functional tourism architecture of the 1960s and 1970s. From today's perspective, with more and more ski resorts falling victim to climate change, the utopias of yore appear to have fallen out of time. With their subtle, almost poetic view, Unverzart and Schels set a photographic monument to the ideas of that time. All recordings were made during the summer months and give the snow-free and deserted places a strangely remote, melancholy character.


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more books tagged »nature« | >> see all

more books tagged »mountains« | >> see all

more books tagged »alps« | >> see all

more books tagged »Italian« | >> see all

more books tagged »French« | >> see all

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