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Josef Koudelka: Ruins

Josef Koudelka, Alain Schnapp, Héloïse Conésa, Bernard Latarjet

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A record of Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka’s grand tour around ancient Mediterranean sites

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Between 1991 and 2015, Josef Koudelka completed an epic journey across twenty countries bordering the Mediterranean, stopping at over 200 Greek and Roman archaeological sites, relentlessly researching the beauty of the ancient world.

Before the Magnum photographer, nobody had attempted to make such a comprehensive photographic record of these artefacts with so much persistence and so little assistance. Koudelka’s aim was to use art to re-appropriate a world that is escaping us and that we could lose – a world where the mind alternates between reason and faith, law and liberty.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 24.0 x 31.5 cm

Extent: 368 pp

Publication date: 28 May 2020

ISBN: 9780500545348

Contents List

Essays by Alain Schnapp, Hélöise Conésa and Bernard Latarjet • The Photographs