JANSSEN, Cuny – My Grandma was a Turtle (signed)*
Author: Nicky Michael and Sybren Kuiper (Eng) Publisher: Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft, Köln Year: 2010 ISBN: 9783940953308
Linen bound, Hardcover (no dust jacket, as issued), 24 cm x 32,5 cm x 2,3 cm , 84 pages., 85 color ills.single glued by hand text in English Condition: very good, near mint. Signed by Cuny Janssen
A Collection of American Motifs Cuny Janssen is presenting two special, technically-speaking cleverly furnished books this year (2010): »Turtle« and »Amami«. After the Dutch photographer was included by Martin Parr in his voluminous »The Photobook History: Volume II«, and in view of the limited number of copies (1,000), these editions could very rapidly become highly collectable. »My Grandma was a Turtle« is a collection of particularly American motifs, that culminates in double-sided images of the prairie depicting considerable numbers of bison. Here too, the artist connects landscape photographs with portraits of the inhabitants, yet she is less interested in merely comparing them: rather the hand-pasted, individual photographic reproductions lend the edition a unique format, which might readily be compared to early photograph albums or collectors’ albums for cigarette cards and suchlike.
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