Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2003. Limited First edition. Hardcover. 1/25. Oblong quarto (11 1/4 x 13"). 165, pp. Original illustrated dust-jacket over blue cloth, with white lettering to spine and front cover. Printed sticker on front free endpaper hand-numbered and signed by the artist. Title page signed by Walter Niedermayr as well. Laid in, two hand-numbered and signed stickers for the original photographs, and publisher's leaflet about this work.
This exhibition catalogue offers a selection of pieces from Walter Niedermayr's projects, thus granting an inside view of the artist's attitude towards photography and reality. Represented in the book are his internationally acclaimed alpine sites, his hospital and prison walks and photographs of motorway and building site architecture.
The works are characterized by a diffuse light illuminating spaces and colors. Stretched between the visible and invisible, series of spaces ranging from sober eeriness to poetic delimitation reveal themselves.
The artist confronts the viewer with the expansive imagery of a photographic series without beginning or end, with the spatial effects on the beneficiaries and those affected. His photographs are of space viewed from lives as passengers and inmates." (From the Editorial).
Two large original color photographs on Kodak paper (size: 15 3/4 x 20"), housed in a matching blue cloth portfolio (16 1/4 x 20 3/4"), with white lettering to front cover.
One of 25 signed and numbered copies, of which this is No. 17.
Text in German and English. Book, portfolio and color photographs in near fine to fine condition. vg. Item #42190