The Amnesia Pavilions

Title: The Amnesia Pavilions

Photographer/s: Nicholas Muellner

Date of publication: 2011

Place of publication: Ithaca, NY

Dimensions: 8 x 7.5 inches

Edition size: 500

Type of binding: Soft cover; perfect binding

Number of pages: 220

Type of paper: coated

Number of pictures: 81

Type of printing: 4-color offset; duotone

Printer: Oddi Printing, Reykjavik, Iceland

Publisher: A-Jump Books

Language: English

ISBN: 978-0-9777655-8-4

Category: Artist’s book

Price: $30 USD

Summary: The Amnesia Pavilions, Nicholas Muellner’s stunning new book of textual and visual autobiography, takes as its central narrative his return trip to a small city in Eastern Siberia after a seventeen-year absence. Traveling back to Ulan-Ude in the fall of 2009, Muellner set out to find a close friend whose trail had run cold. Guided (and haunted) by the extensive photographic and written material produced on his earlier journeys, as well as reflective chronicling of his futile retracings, this book considers the impossibility of tracking down and understanding one’s former self. Along the way, this autobiographical safari also serves as a framework for viewing the massive cultural and socio-economic change that has transformed provincial Russia over the past twenty years.

The Amnesia Pavilions argues for the incommensurability of the past and the present, and examines photography’s personal, vernacular and historical role in both bridging and broadening the temporal chasm of understanding.

Date and place of birth of photographer/s: 1969, Washington, D.C.

Website: http://www.a-jumpbooks.com/Home.html

Book link: http://www.a-jumpbooks.com/Muellner_Amnesia.html

Donated by: A-Jump Books

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