LA STRUCTURE DU TEMPS, by Giuseppe Penone -1994


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La Structure du Temps

by Giuseppe Penone

The structure of time - here is what Penone's eerie work seems to attempt to convey, in a way as abstract, as vast and as intriguing as the subject itself. Published at the occasion of the 1993-1994 exhibition at the Musee-Chateau d'Annecy, this volume joins to the spell-binding pictures of the Italian artist's works, photographs taken by Penone himself with the collaboration of other talented photographers, the artist's own words on the meaning of his works, in a series of poems written in Italian with a French translation. This exploration of the unique work of a remarkable artist, is made complete by a text in French depicting as in a narration, a visit through Giuseppe Penone's gardens. Penone's creations show, through the use of natural lighting, and his characteristic use of layers and furrows - reminding of the erosive effect of water on stone - the slow yet powerful effect of time on matter, and expresses this process in his creations, trying to build a living image of the work of time. This volume offers a rare insight into a masterwork which deals with one of the most elusive enigmas of existence, time. 132 pages. 7.25 x 9 inches.

Illustrated with black & white photographs. Text in French and poems in Italian, with French translation. 

Presumed First Edition. Published by: Dao-La Petite Ecole, Parme, Italy, 1994.

Softback is overall in NEAR FINE condition.

  • ISBN: 2909697053
  • Volume shows minimal wear to covers and interior.
  • Covers feature black & white photograph and text on front, and display minimal toning near edges.
  • Wraps have return flaps, and exhibit some minimal edgewear from rubbing and barely perceptible bumping to corners. 
  • Spine features black text, and displays minimal rubbing to ends.
  • Spine shows a light vertical crease along middle, from head to foot.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20180307

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Binding: Softcover Wraps
Original/Facsimile: Original
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Language: French
Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
Subject: Art & Photography
Topic: Fine Arts: Catalogs Exhibitions
Publisher: Dao-La Petite Ecole
Place of Publication: Parme Italy
Author: Giuseppe Penone
Illustrator: Salvatore Mazza
year: 1994
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