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Michael Kenna

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Michael Kenna: Trees
SKIRA PARIS

Ethereal black-and-white treescapes from a master of long-exposure photography

Hbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 176 pgs / 120 color. | 2/14/2023 | Awaiting stock
$45.00



Michael Kenna
SKIRA

Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 272 pgs / 280 duotone. | 3/8/2011 | Not available
$50.00



Michael Kenna: TreesMichael Kenna: Trees

Published by Skira Paris.
Introduction by Chantal Colleu-Dumond. Text by Françoise Reynaud.

Published to accompany the eponymous exhibition at Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire in France, this catalog gathers a stunning selection of photographs of trees by English-born, Seattle-based photographer Michael Kenna (born 1954). For over 40 years, Kenna has been traveling around the world with his camera immortalizing trees and forests in his signature ethereal lighting, which he achieves by working in the early morning and late-night hours, and through his use of extremely long exposure times, often lasting up to 10 hours. Captured exclusively in black and white, these idyllic images are divorced from both seasonal and geographical context, emphasizing the diversity and plurality of the photographed specimens. On rare occasions, the existence of human civilizations peeks through in his work: some road sections, buildings, fences and stakes or, more surprisingly, slippers, constitute the only traces of human presence. This flattening of setting and simplification of subject allows us to reimagine the colors that are traditionally associated with trees and focus on the interaction between the opaque, delicate black of their branches and the fleecy light that filters through them, generating the wonderful atmospheric effect so distinctive to Kenna’s photography.



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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 176 pgs / 120 color.

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Michael KennaMichael Kenna

Immagini del settimo giorno/ Images of the Seventh Day

Published by Skira.
Edited by Sandro Parmiggiani.

A beautifully designed monograph surveying the works of the highly acclaimed contemporary photographer. Kenna’s photographs captivate viewers through their silent drama and magnetism: rather than being accurate descriptions of a place, the photographer seems interested in capturing the invisible lines which enclose space, and in so doing arousing a viewer’s imagination and reverie. This catalog showcases 290 black-and-white photographs: 200 trace the artist’s career, from early 1970s images shot in England, to the photographs of the following three decades, which result from travels and commissions in every continent throughout the world; 35 record Venice’s everlasting appeal; 20 reflect one of Kenna’s most important jobs, that of recording the Nazi concentration and extermination camps.



Michael Kenna was born in England in 1953 but has been living in the United States for thirty years. Of the many showings of his works that have been held in public venues and private galleries, mention should be made particularly of those in museums in France, Japan and the United States, the latest being in the French National Library, Paris, in 2009. Sandro Parmiggiani is an art historian and art critic. He is also the curator of hundreds of exhibitions in Italy and abroad.

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Skira

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 272 pgs / 280 duotone.

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Out of stock indefinitely

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Catalog: r Backlist Publ

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ISBN 9788857206882 TRADE
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