The Book of Images
A Dictionary of Visual Experiences
Published by Walther König, Köln.
Text by Erik Kessels, Stefano Stoll.
An alphabetical glossary of contemporary photographic experience from the author of In Almost Every Picture
Dutch collector and photographer Erik Kessels (born 1966) is well-known for his image anthology series In Almost Every Picture. In the Book of Images, he organizes an overview of international contemporary photography, following the Vevey arts biennial. Organized in alphabetical order, it boasts 299 contemporary artists and photographers; 310 stories and legends; 957 color and black-and-white pictures; and 1,215 ideas and concepts. As Kessels writes: “Learn how to look differently and see more, and get inspired by this book on how to SHOW photography.”
Artists include: the Atlas Group, John Baldessari, Lucas Blalock, James Casabere, Matt Collishaw, Cristina de Middel, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Rodney Graham, Graciela Iturbide, JR, Nadav Kander, Henry Leutwyler, Chema Madoz, Christian Marclay, Guido Mocafico, Daido Moriyama, Arnold Odermatt, Martin Parr, Christian Patterson, Maya Rochat, Cindy Sherman, Roman Signer, Laurie Simmons and Penelope Umbrico, as well as Kessels’ own work.