Viviane Sassen: Umbra by Viviane SassenViviane Sassen: Umbra by Viviane Sassen

Viviane Sassen: Umbra

byViviane Sassen

Paperback | November 9, 2015

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This latest book by Viviane Sassen, one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers, explores the concept of shadow in a series of stunning images. Based on an award-winning exhibition, Viviane Sassen’s new book focuses on a common theme in her photographs: shadow. In this book she leads us through a series of thought-provoking
takes on the concept—shadow as metaphor for anxiety and
desire; as a symbol of both memory and hope for the future;
and as an evocation of imagination and illusion. Sassen’s
work is renowned for its deft interplay between realism and
abstraction. Here that characteristic emerges in the dramatic
use of light, shadow and color, as well as the adroit cropping
of images and interventions on the prints. This lovely book
brilliantly accentuates Sassen’s contrasting color schemes to
reinforce the idea of shadow creating an enthralling tactile and
visual experience.
Title:Viviane Sassen: UmbraFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:196 pages, 13.81 × 10.38 × 0.49 inShipping dimensions:13.81 × 10.38 × 0.49 inPublished:November 9, 2015Publisher:PRESTEL PUBLISHINGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3791381601

ISBN - 13:9783791381602


Editorial Reviews

"Boils photography down to its essence: inspiring us to take a second look at the world around us by showing us how it is transformed within the borders of a photo."—Photo District News"Simply beautiful with a very distinguished use of color. Only very few photographers know how to do that."—Photo-eye"[Pikin Slee is] a real place in Suriname. . . and if the place has anything like the character Sassen captures in what is one of the most elegant, seamless meldings of duotone and color I've encountered, I want to go."—Re: Photographica