Книги издательства Steidl

Through the Lens of Faith - Auschwitz
Through the Lens of Faith - Auschwitz
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  1974  

Through the Lens of Faith is Caryl Englander’s original and affecting visual archive of witnesses of the Holocaust, presented alongside conversations exploring their diverse belief systems. Englander photographed them during emotive moments of interviewing over the past three years. The resulting portraits encapsulate mnemonic tensions between an unmasterable past and the present. Englander photographed intense discursive encounters during which writer Henri Lustiger Thaler, chief curator of the Amud Aish Memorial Museum, who has interviewed hundreds of Holocaust survivors, asked Englander’s subjects to share their stories of Auschwitz, centering on the question of faith: how did it express itself in an environment that was its complete antithesis? Lustiger Thaler’s careful arrangement of the survivors’ voices presents their complex spiritual responses and narrates the brutality of everyday life in the concentration camp. In his own words: “We present stories that are very different from epic-like narratives of ‘spiritual resistance.’ We engage everyday accounts of life in Auschwitz-Birkenau, where faith functioned as a human anchor, a touchstone for expressions of identity and longings for freedom.” Through the Lens of Faith will be realized as an exhibition designed by Daniel Libeskind, the renowned architect of memorial spaces including Berlin’s Jewish Museum. The exhibition will open on 1 July 2019 at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Memorial site and be displayed for the entire 75th commemorative year (2020) of the liberation of the camp. Libeskind’s moving design juxtaposes Englander’s photos against the visceral entry to Auschwitz, creating confrontation between symbols of imprisonment and freedom. My work is a visual testament to the absolute endurance of human courage. With each person I had the privilege to meet, I felt their resilience, their hope and their joy for life. Caryl Englander

William Eggleston: Morals of Vision
William Eggleston: Morals of Vision
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  10763  

When William Eggleston’s second artist’s book Morals of Vision was first published in 1978 in a limited edition of 15, only a handful of lucky people were able to obtain it; it has since become a collectible rarity. That is now to change with this new Steidl edition, which includes an extra photo not used in the original edit and re-imagines Morals of Vision as a trade book for the general public. The original Morals of Vision contains eight color coupler prints of Eggleston’s archetypal still lifes, landscapes and portraits which glorify the banal and have since changed the history of color photography. “There is no particular reason to search for meaning,” Eggleston has said of his work in general, a sentiment in contrast with the title Morals of Vision which suggests that there are indeed principles of a kind to be learnt from the images in this book. Yet the lessons in photos including those of a broom leaning again a wall, green grain silos in the fading light, and an off-center electric candle complete with fake wax, remain Eggleston’s own ironic secret. 9 color photographs printed on Phoenixmotion Xantur 115gsm paper from Scheufelen paper mill, mounted on Somerset Book 115gsm paper from St. Cuthbert Mill with PVA adhesive. The type, has been set in Berthold Quality Bemba and Perpetua, in reference to Katy Homans’ original design for William Egglestonґs 1978 book.