Cloth $59.00 ISBN: 9783777420837 Published February 2014 For sale in North America and Japan only

Isabella Berr

Walking Dreams

Edited by Jürgen B. Tesch

Edited by Jürgen B. Tesch

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

128 pages | 62 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 | © 2013
Cloth $59.00 ISBN: 9783777420837 Published February 2014 For sale in North America and Japan only
The Walking Dreams series by German photographic artist Isabella Berr presents dream sequences captured in time. Taken in public spaces and incorporating chance onlookers as unwitting participants, Berr’s photographs are nevertheless meticulously composed yet deliberately hazy, evoking in viewers the uncanny feeling that they are looking at elusive but familiar faces or places.
           
The first book to focus on a series of her photographs, Isabella Berr: Walking Dreams explores Berr’s distinctive technique of distancing herself from photography as a familiar, technical means of reproducing reality, a practice that places her work more comfortably within the stylistic conventions of painting. Demonstrating a compelling commingling of the two forms, the photographs included here create a sense of mystery and exude a quiet intensity that have made her work popular with audiences worldwide. Adding context to Berr’s photographs is an essay by Holden Luntz that sheds light on the works’ ability to produce strong emotional reactions in viewers.
Contents
Foreword
Jürgen B. Tesch
 
Works
 
The Photographs of Isabella Berr
Holden Luntz
 
Biography
 
Exhibitions
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