Behind the Curtains (pre-production prototype)

Title: Behind the Curtains (pre-production prototype)

Photographer/s: Tomas van Houtryve

Date of publication: July 9, 2010

Place of publication: Europe

Dimensions: 25 cm x 20 cm

Edition size: 20

Type of binding: hardcover

Number of pages: 262

Type of paper: glossy black

Type of printing: print on demand

Printer: Blurb

Publisher: Blurb

Designer: Tomas van Houtryve and Brian Sokol

Language: English

Category: Photography Book

Price: $300

Summary: At the end of the Cold War, most states under communist rule shed their Marxist principles and scrambled to join a new international order. Several did not.

Over the course of seven years, award-winning documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve secured unprecedented access to the world’s last communist redoubts. His travels through North Korea, Cuba, China, Nepal, Laos, Vietnam and Moldova lead us on a sweeping journey through a secretive world—one nearly forgotten in the fast forward 21st century. At turns vibrant, at others bleak, the photographer sheds new light on some of the most remote and poorly understood nations on our planet.

In stunning color images, Van Houtryve exposes the uncomfortable gap between the promising allure of communist theory and the grim dystopian results of its application.

This Blurb edition of the book is a pre-production mock-up available for a limited time for collectors. Publication of a high quality, offset printed first edition is planned for 2011.

Website: http://www.tomasvanhoutryve.com/

Book link: http://www.behindthecurtains.net/

Donated by: Blurb

iPL Notes: This book was an Honorable Mention in the Editorial Category for Blurb’s Photography Book Now competition, 2010.

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