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Helge Skodvin
240 Landscapes

Photographs by Helge Skodvin

Text by Bjorn Hatterud (Swedish / English)

Design by Aslak Gurholt/Yokoland

Journal, 2015

First edition

Hardcover

160 pp. , 240 color illustrations

280 x 230 mm

ISBN 978-91-87939-04-4

Item #0193

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"This book of landscapes featuring the famous Volvo 240 is a real gem. Sometimes the car is up front, sometimes you have to really search for it, and the great thing is no other car manages to get in the photo. The funniest landscape book I have ever seen." 

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2015 by Martin Parr

In the motion picture The Rock from 1996, the character Dr. Stanley Goodspeed, played by Nicholas Cage, is taken hostage by a band of terrorists, whilst disarming a rocket containing deadly nerve gas. Inadvertently, chemical weapons expert Goodspeed is hurled into the vortex of high political drama on the old prison island of Alcatraz. This is Goodspeed explaining to his captors who he really is:

"Look, most of the time, I work in a little glass jar and lead a very uneventful life. I drive a Volvo, a beige one."

Driving a Volvo 240 is as far from rockets, nerve gas and high stakes politics as you can come.

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