Monique’s Kindergarten – Michael Kenna (with original print)

 800,00

Nazraeli, 1997
Hardcover, 20 x 20 cm
112 pages, 65 b/w photographs
English, French, Spanish and German text
Perfect overall conditions

Box set including a signed copy of the book and an original silver gelatin print signed by the author and numbered in an edition of 45

In stock

Michael Kenna’s delightful and elegant style is here in the service of a subject that is anomalous for his work, for we are not dealing with black-and-white landscapes but with the interior of a Stainerian kindergarten that he himself attended as a father when his daughter Monique was a child. Kenna is able to step into the gaze of a child and marvel at the magic of the world gathered in small things. This emotion is conveyed directly in the book’s fine and delicate photographs, contact prints of a 10 x 12 black-and-white plate, printed by Michael Kenna himself in a darkroom. The print allows you to admire the details of the large-format photograph more closely and be seduced by the warmth of analog black and white. A tribute to childhood and the imaginative potential of children’s games, a world where fantasy and reality are combined through imagination, somewhat like in photography itself.

Box set including a signed copy of the book and an original silver gelatin print signed by the author and numbered in an edition of 45

This box set contains the print with four little boats (Birch Canoes, 1997)

Weight 6 kg
ISBN

978-3923922550

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