Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Shut Down. Industrial Ruins in the East [SIGNED]

Vienna: Edition Aufbruch, 2007. First edition. Hardcover. Book Edition "A" # 5/31, signed and dated by Christoph Lingg, 2008-4-25 on half-title. Oblong Quarto. 163pp. Original screw bolted black cloth boards with metal plates glued to front and back covers, with black lettering on cover; housed in plain gray cardboard slipcase with illustrations on front and back cover. Black endpapers. Half-title with red publisher's logo. Each cover is unique, as it is made of multicoated, rusty metal plates. Illustrated with full page color reproductions of deserted industrial sites in Poland (Lower Silesia), Romania, the former German Democratic Republic, Russia, China, and Mongolia. "- all of these sites appear to have one thing in common: behind the physical presence of the ruins, whose melancholy aura is most prominent and leads us to imagine a presumably grandiose past, lies a wealth of historical facts and stories that reflect the fate and identity of entire regions and their inhabitants. Four cameos, which serve as representatives of many others." (Schaber). Contains a thumbnail catalog of included photographs at rear. Slipcase with light wear along edges. Front metal cover plate with light bend at lower right corner. vg to fine. Item #47638
ISBN: 9783200009479

Price: $125.00