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Item Code 3218

Title Mont St Michel

Author Kenna, Michael

Signed By The Photographer

ISBN: 9781590052051

Condition: Hardcover

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Mont St Michel by Michael Kenna \n

\nSigned by the Photographer\n

\nThis is the slipcased first edition, which has been signed by the photographer. This is not the limited edition signed and numbered edition.\n

\nThe small tidal island of Mont St Michel is situated just off the Normandy coast, connected to the mainland by a single causeway. Its abbey rises like a mirage, high above the sea, on this craggy, rocky perch. It is a spectacular sight, and one that Kenna has been drawn to many times over the years. By day, the island is alive with cars, buses, people, noise. It can seem a garish place. But at night, it becomes as originally intended: a place for peace, prayer, and quiet contemplation. It is that gentler face of Mont St Michel that Kenna wanted to photograph and, after the crowds have gone home, he has been able to do so. Alone, he has climbed the bell tower, explored the crypts and chapels, and ambled along the silent lanes of the island. He has watched, totally undisturbed, as the light changed, shadows came and went, and clouds subtley floated this way and that. While his camera shutter was open for long, long exposures, Kenna cherished the silence. He sees these photographs as a personal record of this time of solitary exploration; it is a record we are privileged to share. Kenna has dedicated this book to his father and, in a deeply moving introduction, he describes the connection he feels between this solid, calm, inspirational place and his much-loved parent. \n

\nPublication Date: November 2007
\nHardcover, 8 x 12,
\n84 pages, 64 duotone plates.
\nISBN 978-1-59005-205-1

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