BOUVY~Kim -Phantom City – A Photo Novel*


Author: BOUVY~Kim
Publisher: Uitgeverij Pels & Kemper, 's- Hertogenbosch
Year: 2006
Artist: BOUVY~Kim
ISBN: 97890793720272

Kim Bouvy, Phantom City - A Photo Novel, One of the best dutch photo books.

276 pages, offset, Soft cover, otabind, 23x190x120 mm cm, edition of 1000 copies, as new.
Photography, text and concept: Kim Bouvy
Graphic Design: Hansje van Halem
Printer: Calff & Meischke, Amsterdam
Binder: Hexspoor, Boxtel

In this photographic novel, Dutch artist Kim Bouvy explores the way urban surroundings are perceived and valued – and how that is reflected in the visual culture, including art and architecture. Bouvy focuses on the city of Rotterdam through 160 images culled from newspaper clippings, promotional materials, postcards, and other images, which she mixes with photographs she took around Rotterdam between 2003 and 2009. Through these images and texts, Bouvy weaves a tale about a phantom city, a place that everybody recognizes but no one knows, where the present, future and past collide and merge into an unexpected narrative. Another thought-provoking work from this poet of the 'condition urbaine.'

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