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Candida Hofer - Libraries - 9780500543146 - V9780500543146
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Description for Libraries Hardcover. Contains Candida Hofer's famously ascetic images of the Escorial in Spain, the Whitney Museum and the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, Villa Medici in Rome and the Hamburg University Library, among others. Umberto Eco contributes an essay on libraries. Num Pages: 272 pages, 137 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: AJB; AJC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 306 x 255 x 29. Weight in Grams: 2122.
Nobody photographs libraries, those splendid and intimate cathedrals of knowledge, as beautifully as Candida Höfer. Her photographs are sober and restrained – the atmosphere is disturbed by neither visitors nor users, especially as she forgoes any staging of the locations. The emptiness is imbued with substance by a subtle attention to colour, and the prevailing silence instilled with a metaphysical quality that gives voice to the objects, over and above the eloquence of the furnishings or the pathos of the architecture.

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Thames & Hudson
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About Candida Hofer
Candida Hofer studied with Bernd Becher at the Dussedorf Academy of Art. Candida Hofer: A Monograph was published by Thames & Hudson in 2003. Umberto Eco is a writer, philosopher and professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna. His novel The Name of the Rose was an international bestseller.

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'Breathtaking … brings out the scale and beauty of these temples of learning' - Sunday Telegraph

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