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Beyond Maps and Atlases (SIGNED)

Bertien van Manen
Beyond Maps and Atlases (SIGNED)

Photographs by Bertien van Manen

MACK, 2016

First edition

Hardcover with tipped-in image

60 pp., 32 color illustrations

260 x 290 mm

ISBN 9781910164433

Item #0247

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In this new body of work, Beyond Maps and Atlases, Bertien van Manen turns to Ireland. Van Manen says, ‘At first, working in Ireland I wasn’t sure what I was looking for. My husband had died. I dispensed with the people and reflected on the atmosphere. I was guided by a feeling and a search, a longing for some kind of meaning in a place of myths and legends. There was mystery and endlessness at the edge of a land beyond which is nothing but a vast expanse.’

Where can it be found again,
An elswhere world, beyond
Maps and atlases,
Where all is woven into
And of itself, like a nest
Of crosshatched grass blades?

Seamus Heaney

Read more:

The Guardian (interview), Colin Pantall's blog (review), ASX (review)

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