HARDCOVER 100 PAGES 49 BLACK & WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS FOREWORD BY TYGA HELME INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL KENNA 8.25 × 10.75 IN (210 × 270 MM)
Michael Kenna is one of the world’s foremost landscape photographers, who has earned international recognition for his timeless, minimalist imagery. In his 40 year career, he has published over fifty books and monographs and exhibited all over the world. His photographs are included in over 100 permanent collections, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and MoMA, San Francisco. This publication presents 48 black and white photographs, taking us on a journey through Asia, across the landscapes of India, Thailand, Vietnam, China, South Korea and Japan.
From the Huangshan mountains in China to the Kerala backwaters, Kenna’s enigmatic, meditative landscapes explore mood and atmosphere before, after and between events. Within these, the viewer’s imagination is invited to contemplate and seek out even the faintest of human interventions. “My consistent interest lies in the relationship, juxtaposition, even the confrontation between the landscape and everything that we place in it. Memories, traces, footprints, the latent atmosphere of a place is my true subject matter”, Kenna states in an interview for the publication.
The published conversation with the artist, alongside a foreword by Tyga Helme greatly enrich the reader's experience of the book by enabling a deeper engagement with both the landscapes in the photographs, and those beyond.