“A Twenty Year Retrospective” signed by MICHAEL KENNA
130 Photographs (172 pages)
hardcover, 31cm x 33cm x 2cm (1.5 kgs)
published by： Nazraeli Press, USA, 2002
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Michael Kenna’ mysterious photographs, often made at dawn or in the dark hours of night, concentrate on the interaction between natural landscape and man-made structures. His work has been shown throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan, and is in such permanent collections as The Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; The Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague; The National Gallery of Art, Washington; and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
In her foreword, Ruth Bernhard describes Kenna’s prints as “exquisitely seductive, spiritual experiences, akin to poetry and music.” An essay by Peter C. Bunnell considers Kenna’s background and development, providing a thoughtful introduction to the 130 images that represent the twenty-year period from 1974 to 1994.
Michael’s photographs are islands of serenity and silence in a loud and chaotic world. They speak not only of the mystery of this world, but also the human condition of loneliness and isolation, of love and enchantment. His prints are exquisitely seductive, spiritual experiences, akin to poetry or music.