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René Groebli
Beryl Chen (SIGNED)

Photographs by Rene Groebli

Design by Werner Zyrd

Sturm & Drang, 2015

Edition of 800 copies


48 pp., 52 b/w illustrations

297 x 210 mm

ISBN 978-0-9848202-8-3

Item #0565

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While a book dummy of Beryl Chen was made in 1954, the actul book about a girl in London by René Groebli was never produced. The story of Beryl Chen, a young Chinese/Jamaican girl in London of the early 50's was photographed in 1953 by René Groebli. After working together on the seminal book "Das Auge der Liebe" Groebli and designer Werner Zyrd did also a layout for Beryl Chen. The book layout engages in a very unusual and progressive way of telling the story, with a modern rhythm and a cinematic editing that echoes the new visual language of Italian neorealism.

BERYL CHEN by René Groebli is presented as a limited edition book. This First Edition with 52 tri-tone plates is limited to 800 copies. 

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