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Michael Kenna
Des Oiseaux

Photographs by Michael Kenna

Text by Guilhem Lesaffre (English)

Editions Xavier Barral, 2019

First edition

Clothbound hardcover

104 pp., 49 b/w illustrations

205 x 260 mm

ISBN 978-2-36511-246-8

Item #9240

0.800 9240 EUR 35.00 Add to Cart

A master of landscape photography, Michael Kenna’s images reveal a world that is almost evanescent. One where diaphanous light enshrouds nature in mystery, with islands, rivers, and even summits standing out in the distance. “In all of my work there is a certain prevailing theme which has something to do with memory, with time, with change.” Birds soar overhead, tracing aerial figures in fleecy skies, come to rest on a branch, or fly gracefully over hazy expanses of water. Suspended flight, halted moments in time—one that is frozen, immutable.

This publication is part of the Des oiseaux (On birds) collection celebrating, through the vision of different artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now vulnerable. Accompanying these photographs, the ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre writes a special essay. Titles in this collection include: Graciela Iturbide, Yoshinori Mizutani,  Bernard Plossu, Pentti Sammallahti, and Terri Weifenbach. 

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