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Marie-José Jongerius: Sweet Water Marcel Feil

Marie-José Jongerius: Sweet Water

Marcel Feil

Published March 1st 2003
ISBN : 9782912148018
Hardcover
48 pages
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 About the Book 

Alone in Los Angeles, city of angels, freeways, cars, and scant places to meet people when you dont know a soul, Dutch photographer Marie-Jose Jongerius turned to the swimming pool. Floating in it she found both an exceptional formal subject--oneMoreAlone in Los Angeles, city of angels, freeways, cars, and scant places to meet people when you dont know a soul, Dutch photographer Marie-Jose Jongerius turned to the swimming pool. Floating in it she found both an exceptional formal subject--one previously treated by Ed Ruscha--and a synecdochic one, taking the pool as a symbol of Californians search for perfection and happiness. Her cleanly edited, crisply printed photographs delve into the collective mysteries of a sunny, blue-sky, capitalist American paradise, finding some kind of answer in the strangely calm, banal outdoor swimming pools of modest apartment buildings and motels. Sweet Water is the first book from the publishing house Tdm, newly founded by three artistic directors who, among them, have worked for Jean Colonna, Joseph, and Atsuro Tayama.