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Lars Tunbjörk is one of Sweden’s most respected photographers. He was born in 1956 in Boras, on the western coast of Sweden. He is frequent contributor to leading international magazines and a member of the VU picture agency in Paris. Tunbjork is known for his unique vision of recreational and working environments. His more recent work is now devoted to the exploration of color, which he approaches in the style of 1970’s American photographers. This is his starting point for questioning the world, a series of interrogations more than observations, which he develops without pessimism but with an undeniable affliction softened by a biting humor. Over time, his approach has become radicalised and purified by being less and less anecdotal. Consequentially, his series no longer represents characters but rather the often absurd track of their presence and their actions. His work is among the permanent collection at MoMa and has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the world, including: The ICP, Museum of Modern Art: Stockholm, Museum of Photography: Tokyo, Hasselblad Center: Sweden, and The Akademie Der Kunste: Berlin.

Description: Hard bound, no dust jacket as issued. Published in conjunction with Goteborg’s Hasselblad Center. First edition stated. 49 color photographs of elegantly detached images of Swedish housing projects, yards and interiors devoid of their occupants. Text in English. Designed by Greger Ulf Nilson. With a bibliography and exhibition history. Very minor wear to dust jacket edges, otherwise very good. Interior clean and binding tight. A scarce first printing! After his earlier series on leisure time and the world of office labor, Lars Tunbjark returned to his childhood neighborhood to photograph his mother’s house. The experience intrigued him, and he continued shooting in similar areas around Sweden. Saturated with other people’s personal memories, his photographs convey the peculiar atmosphere of silence familiar in middle-class housing districts, not only in Sweden but in other countries as well. If on the surface his images purport to investigate the private domestic realm in terms of architecture, home decorating styles, and garden culture, as seen in Sweden during the latest two decades, under these multiple, quiet surfaces they reveal apocalyptically more. Home is the final book in a trilogy, following Country beside Itself and Office.

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Home: Lars Tunbjork
Tunbjork, Lars; Odbratt, Goran


Title: Home: Lars Tunbjork
Publisher: Steidl
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, As Issued
Edition: 1st Edition

 

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