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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSPhilippe Chancel: Desert Spirit
EDITIONS XAVIER BARRAL
Clth, 14.25 x 11.25 in. / 114 pgs / 59 color. | 10/31/2010 | Out of stock
Published by Editions Xavier Barral.
Text by Quentin Bajac.
Photographer Philippe Chancel (born 1959) has mined the terrain between art, documentary and journalism for over 20 years. Between 2007 and 2009, Chancel made several visits to the United Arab Emirates, and found a country overwhelming in its architectural giganticism and astounding in its determination to domesticate a hostile environment. The resultant feeling of artifice is ubiquitous: the desert grows green, seawater is desalinated and new islands rise out of the sea. Moving from one air-conditioned space to another, from apartment to limousine, from limousine to shopping mall, from shopping mall to theme park, Chancel found irresistible pictures to take at every turn. Under his gaze, the United Arab Emirates is laid bare as the realization of the consumer society ideal, in which humans exist in a wholly manmade domain. With his characteristic frontal, distanced framing, devoid of judgment and emotion, Chancel portrays a country that is at once baffling and fascinating.
Clth, 14.25 x 11.25 in. / 114 pgs / 59 color.
Pub Date 10/31/2010
Catalog: FALL 2010 p. 71
ISBN 9782915173529 TRADE
List Price: $105.00 CDN $140.00
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