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This selection of 40 medium format color photographs by Walter Niedermayr transports us into the world of perpetual ice to Mount Titlis, the glacier which rises proudly above the boundaries of space and time, 3,000 meters above sea level in the Swiss Alps Only the human figures in colorful leisure attire which populate this alpine Shangri la bear witness to the influence of civilization, transforming the alpine landscape once the paradigm of an aesthetics of the sublime into a trivial theme park governed by the laws of consumption In Titlis, Niedermayr s camera captures the aura of a mountain landscape that is no longer just a mountain landscape but a legend The alpine setting in which the puppet like figures of tourists appear are shaped by these cliches and bold idealizations of nature to such a great extent that subjective perception and feelings become mere platitudes If Jean Baudrillard were a tourist in the Alps with a knack for taking pictures, these are the images he would make....

Title : Walter Niedermayr: Titlis
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ISBN : 3775714057
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English, German
Publisher : Hatje Cantz Publishers April 2, 2004
Number of Pages : 96 pages
File Size : 581 KB
Status : Available For Download
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