Published by Schirmer/Mosel. Edited by Andrey Tarkovsky Jr., Hans-Joachim Schlegel, Lothar Schirmer. Text by Andrey Tarkovsky. Contributions by Jean-Paul Sartre, Sven Nykvist, Erland Josephson, Ingmar Bergman, Chingiz Aitmatov, Aleksandr Sokurov.
Between 1962 and 1986, Andrey Tarkovsky (1932–86) directed seven feature-length films, all acclaimed as masterpieces of cinema: Ivan's Childhood, Andrei Rublev, Solaris, Mirror, Stalker, Nostalgia and Sacrifice. Evading censorship and mounting pressure by Soviet authorities, Tarkovsky decided not to return to the Soviet Union after completing Nostalgia in Tuscany, three years before his death; his final film, Sacrifice, was shot in Sweden in 1985. This new smaller-format edition of a 2012 publication was compiled and edited by Tarkovsky's son Andrey Jr., along with film historian and critic Hans-Joachim Schlegel and Lothar Schirmer. Beautifully designed and printed, Andrey Tarkovsky: Life and Work pays homage to a great visionary who produced poetic and sometimes disturbing images of near biblical intensity through his films. Featuring stills from each of his films, a selection of his influential writings, private photographs from the family album, as well as Polaroids from Russia and Italy, it is buttressed with comments from prominent voices who have commented on Tarkovsky's work and personality, including Jean-Paul Sartre, Ingmar Bergman and Aleksandr Sokurov.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 288 pgs / 350 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/19/2019 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 77
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783829608114TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $62.00
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Published by White Space Gallery Ltd/The Tarkovsky Foundation. Edited by Stephen Gill.
Andrey Tarkovsky is widely considered one of the greatest filmmakers in history. This beautifully produced, gem-like volume collects his extremely evocative and personal Polaroids, most of which feature his family and their most cherished settings-at home and in nature. Edited by Stephen Gill, who also contributes a text, this volume contains essays by leading critics; poems by Arseniy Tarkovsky; a text by Andrey A. Tarkovsky, his son; Andrey Tarkovsky's own essay on photography; and a series of intimate Tarkovsky family photographs made during the 1930s by the Moscow poet Lev Gornung. In his text, Gill writes, "The images seem to dance between reality, the very being of their subject, and the photographer's feeling for them. These images are descriptive documents, but they also speak for themselves, conveying something of Tarkovsky's emotions. Tarkovsky's photographs are wonderfully measured; his feet seem to be firmly on the ground, and yet he leaves space for his subjects to breathe, so he does not mute the essence."
PUBLISHER White Space Gallery Ltd/The Tarkovsky Foundation
BOOK FORMAT Hardback, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 128 pgs / 65 color / 12 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/1/2008 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2008 p. 74
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780955739415TRADE List Price: $80.00 CDN $95.00