CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR MORE HARD TO FIND, RARE AND SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS. Book Description: Nazraeli Press, Portland 2007 - 1/50. Original 3/4 leather over black silk covered boards with gold lettering on spine. Title page signed by Michael Kenna. The original signed print is laid in a clover paper encasement within a folio covered in fine silk.The book, print, and folio are cased in a clamshell (13 x 9") of a striking high-grade black silk, with a 3 x 2 3/4" tipped-in image of a cross. The print image (of the castle atop the mountain) is 4 1/2 x 4" (the window that reveals it is just slightly larger) and is on a page measuring 10 x 7", anchored on the side. On the bottom, it is signed, dated, and numbered out of 50. The book measures 8 x 12 and contains 64 duotone plates (including frontispiece and two vignettes). Both the print and book are. By Michael Kenna on the title page. Book & Print Condition: New/Fine. Michael Kenna's attempt to capture Mont St Michel in photographs is preceded not only by a legendary history but also by artistic and literary greatness. Its abbey rises like a mirage, high above the sea, on this craggy, rocky perch. It is a spectacular sight, and one that Kenna has been drawn to many times over the years. By day, the island is alive with cars, buses, people, noise.
At night, it becomes as originally intended: A place for peace, prayer, and quiet contemplation. He has climbed the bell tower, explored the crypts and chapels, and ambled along the silent lanes of the island. He has watched as the light changed, shadows came and went, and clouds subtly floated by. While his camera shutter was open for long exposures, Kenna cherished the silence.
He sees these photographs as a personal record of solitary exploration. The item "SIGNED MICHAEL KENNA MONT ST MICHEL DELUXE LIMITED EDITION WithSIGNED PRINT" is in sale since Tuesday, June 10, 2014. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "studiobooks1" and is located in New York, New York.
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