Candida Höfer: Opera De Paris by Mortier GerardCandida Höfer: Opera De Paris by Mortier Gerard

Candida Höfer: Opera De Paris

Contribution byMortier Gerard

Hardcover | May 25, 2006

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Candida Höfer’s works have something timeless about them, and opera is perhaps the most timeless cultural delight. Having dedicated a photographic series to the cathedrals of knowledge that are libraries, Höfer in her most recent cycle captures opera houses, the palaces of performing arts. Höfer’s earlier pictures of public spaces—libraries, lecture halls, museums, meeting rooms—forever devoid of people, made us sense the presence of those absent. Her opera photographs take us one step beyond: empty foyers, orchestras, stages, wings, and boxes make us imagine both theprotagonists—performers and audience—and the fictitious figures, plots, and places that populate these venues during a night at the opera. In her most recent publication Candida Höfer portrays two Paris opera houses that are exemplary for their age and time: the neoclassicist Palais Garnier (1875), original Phantom of the Opera site, and the modern-style Opéra Bastille (1989).
Candida Höfer, born in Eberswalde, near Berlin, in 1944, studied with Bernd Becher at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. Along with numerous international shows, she participated in documenta 11 and represented Germany at the 2003 Venice Biennial. Gérard Mortier was born in 1943 in Ghent, Belgium, where he studied law and communicatio...
Title:Candida Höfer: Opera De ParisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:80 pages, 13.63 × 10.69 × 0.5 inPublished:May 25, 2006Publisher:PRESTEL PUBLISHINGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3829602308

ISBN - 13:9783829602303