Abigail Reynolds: Lost Libraries

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The works of British artist Abigail Reynolds are always closely linked to literature. So it’s not surprising that the winner of the third BMW Art Journey researched historical book collections on several continents for her project The Ruins of Time: Lost Libraries Along the Silk Road. On her five-month-long journey that took her from China through Kazakhstan to Turkey and Greece, Reynolds visited sites where libraries were lost due to political conflicts, plundering, natural disasters, and wars. These barren spaces symbolise the impossibility of comprehending and safeguarding all human knowledge. In this publication, photography and film stills from a 16mm camera supplement the artist’s literary recollections of her experiences.
ISBN 9783775743051. Hatje Cantz.
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The works of British artist Abigail Reynolds are always closely linked to literature. So it’s not surprising that the winner of the third BMW Art Journey researched historical book collections on several continents for her project The Ruins of Time: Lost Libraries Along the Silk Road. On her five-month-long journey that took her from China through Kazakhstan to Turkey and Greece, Reynolds visited sites where libraries were lost due to political conflicts, plundering, natural disasters, and wars. These barren spaces symbolise the impossibility of comprehending and safeguarding all human knowledge. In this publication, photography and film stills from a 16mm camera supplement the artist’s literary recollections of her experiences.
  • Subtitle
    The Ruins of Time
  • Publisher
    Hatje Cantz
  • Release
    January 2018
  • Binding
    pb with flaps
  • Format
    192 pages, 80 illustrations. 17.5 x 24 cm
  • Status for WholeSale
    o/s due 28/2/18
  • Status for Website
    available
  • Date added
    2017