Sites & Signs

Photographs by Georg Aerni

Edited by Nadine Olonetzky

Sites & Signs
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Edited by Nadine Olonetzky

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

With Essays by Nadine Olonetzky and Stephan Berg
311 pages | 150 color plates, 100 halftones | 9 1/2 x 12 | © 2011
Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9783858813206 Published June 2011 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

Educated as an architect, the Swiss photographer Georg Aerni naturally gravitated toward subjects of architecture, urban space, and the design of landscapes in his art. An extraordinary care and attention to craft is inherent in all of his body of work, which includes architectural photography taken in Paris, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and most recently Mumbai, as well as a recent series on mankind’s interventions in nature. With subtle colorfulness, Aerni’s images allow the viewer to understand a city or landscape as a space of signs, which, although deserted, reveal a great deal about social conditions and our time.

Sites and Signs is the first comprehensive monograph on Georg Aerni’s work and includes essays on it in the context of contemporary photography and on images of architecture and landscapes.

Contents

Combined German/English Edition

Photographs
Essays

Sites and Signs—Geor Aerni’s New Topographies
       Nadine Olonetzky
In Search of In Between
       Stephan Berg
Cultivated Deserts
       Moritz Küng

Listing of Georg Aerni's Solo and Group Exhibitions, Fellowships, Prizes, and Collections
About the Authors
Imprint
Acknowledgements

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