Two of Us. Encounters

Title: Two of Us. Encounters

Photographer/s: Elisabeth Tonnard

Contributor/s: The images are from the Joseph Selle collection.

Date of publication: 2007

Place of publication: Rochester, NY

Dimensions: 6×9 inches

Edition size: Open edition

Type of binding: Perfect bound paperback

Number of pages: 424

Number of pictures: 409

Type of printing: B&W digital printing

Publisher: Elisabeth Tonnard/Visual Studies Workshop Press

Language: English

ISBN: ISBN 0-89822-097-1

Category: Artist book

Price: 50 EUR

Summary: This book, designed and printed like a novel, reconstructs a pattern found in the immense archive of a street photography firm operating in San Francisco from the 40’s to the 70’s (the Joseph Selle collection at the Visual Studies Workshop). The book shows countless doubles, walking the city streets. The images are combined with a poem by Baudelaire, which is broken apart into separate words, set, and rotated progressively at an angle below each photograph. Flipping the pages causes the words to pirouette as the poem reads sequentially from front-to-back on the recto and, on the verso, from back-to-front. The book is related to ‘In this Dark Wood’ that was published a year later.

Date and place of birth of photographer/s: Leerdam, 1973

Website: www.elisabethtonnard.com

Book link: http://elisabethtonnard.com/works/two-of-us/

Donated by: Elisabeth Tonnard

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