LA STRUCTURE DU TEMPS, by Giuseppe Penone -1994$110.00
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.
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