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Description - Elisabeth Tonnard - in This Dark Wood by Elisabeth Tonnard

Elisabeth Tonnard's In This Dark Wood is a study of urban alienation in America. In a haunting, modern-gothic style, it pairs images of people walking alone in nighttime city streets with 90 different English translations, collected by Tonnard, of the famous first lines of Dante's Inferno: "Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita / mi ritrovai per una selva oscura / che la diritta via era smarrita." ("In the middle of the journey of our life / I found myself in a dark wood / for the straight way was lost"). The images were selected from the Joseph Selle collection at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York, which contains over a million negatives from a company of street photographers who worked in San Francisco from the 1940s to the 70s. This edition is a reprint of a work originally self-published in 2008.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780989531108
ISBN-10: 0989531104
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 150mm x mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: J&L
Publisher: J&L
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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