Brough's Books on Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna

Books on the Photography of an Artist
Home > Art > Photography > Michael Kenna
 
 
Michael Kenna: Images of the Seventh Day
Michael Kenna: Images of the Seventh Day

Hardcover from Skira
Published: 2011-03-08
ISBN: 8857206882
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
A beautifully designed monograph surveying the works of the highly acclaimed contemporary photographer. Kenna's photographs captivate viewers through their silent drama and magnetism: rather than being accurate descriptions of a place, the photographer seems interested in capturing the invisible lines which enclose space, and in so doing arousing a viewer's imagination and reverie. This catalog showcases 290 black-and-white photographs: 200 trace the artist's career, from early 1970s images shot in England, to the photographs of the following three decades, which result from travels and commissions in every continent throughout the world; 35 record Venice's everlasting appeal; 20 reflect one of Kenna's most important jobs, that of recording the Nazi concentration and extermination camps.

 
Michael Kenna: A 20 Year Retrospective
Michael Kenna: A 20 Year Retrospective
by Michael Kenna
Hardcover from Nazraeli Press
ISBN: 1590050193
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
 
Retrospective Two
Retrospective Two
by Michael Kenna
Hardcover from Nazraeli Press
ISBN: 1590051114
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Published as a companion book to the artist's Twenty Year Retrospective, Michael Kenna: Retrospective Two presents an overview of Kenna's landscape photographs made between 1994 and 2004. Michael Kenna is arguably the most influential landscape photographer of his generation. The subject of over 20 books and hundreds of solo exhibitions throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States, Michael Kenna often works at dawn or during the night. He concentrates primarily on the interaction between the ephemeral atmospheric conditions of the natural landscape, and human-made structures and sculptural mass. Kenna's exquisitely crafted prints are included in such permanent museum collections as The National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; The Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague; and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In 2001, Michael Kenna was made a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the Ministry of Culture in France. Born in Widnes, England in 1953, he currently lives in the USA. The introduction Inventing Peace by Anne W. Tucker explores Kenna s relationship to contemporary photographic ideas.
 
Huangshan
Huangshan
by Michael Kenna
Hardcover from Nazraeli Press
ISBN: 1590053109
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Huangshan is the name given to a whole range of mountains in Anhui province in eastern China. Also called Yellow mountain, the range is particularly known for its uniquely-shaped granite peaks, ubiquitous pine trees that literally grow out of the rock faces, and the ever changing configurations of flowing clouds as seen from above. Huangshan has been a source of inspiration and a muse for Chinese painters and poets throughout history. It continues to inspire artists today, including Michael Kenna. These forty-six photographs, which Kenna made over a period of three years, capture both the sublimity and grandeur of these peaks, and quietly reflect on our human interaction with nature. Kenna has written a brief introduction which describes some of his experiences on Huangshan. Arguably the most influential photographer of his generation, Michael Kenna is the subject of over 35 monographs. Beautifully printed in our special Daido black ink on uncoated art paper, this second printing of Huangshan is limited to 2,000 casebound copies.
 
Japan
Japan
by Michael Kenna
Hardcover from Nazraeli Press
ISBN: 1590050681

Michael Kenna's photographs have long inspired words such as mysterious, elegant, and hauntingly beautiful adjectives that likewise describe the Japanese landscape. The photographs in Kenna's important monograph, Japan, are the result of an ideal pairing of artist and subject. Kenna has had a large following in Japan ever since his first exhibition there in 1987. His many subsequent exhibitions and publications in Japan have provided him with ample opportunities to visit and photograph. During the past several years, as this project began to take shape, Kenna's trips became more frequent and intense. The resulting images are stunning. Superbly printed in tritone, Japan is hardbound in red cloth and presented in a Japanese folding slipcase. Text in Japanese and English by Kotaro Iizawa.

 
Mont St Michel
Mont St Michel
by Michael Kenna
Hardcover from Nazraeli Press
ISBN: 1590052056
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
The small tidal island of Mont St Michel is situated just off the Normandy coast, connected to the mainland by a single causeway. Its abbey rises like a mirage, high above the sea, on this craggy, rocky perch. It is a spectacular sight, and one that Kenna has been drawn to many times over the years. By day, the island - a popular tourist destination - is alive with cars, buses, people, noise. It can seem a garish place. But at night, it becomes as originally intended: a place for peace, for prayer, for quiet contemplation. It is that gentler face of Mont St Michel that Kenna wanted to photograph and, after the crowds have gone home, he has been able to do so. Alone, he has climbed the bell tower, explored the crypts and chapels, and ambled along the silent lanes of the island. He has watched, totally undisturbed, as the light changed, shadows came and went, and clouds subtley floated this way and that. While his camera shutter was open for long, long exposures, Kenna cherished the silence, lost in his own private thoughts. He sees these photographs as a personal record of this time of solitary exploration; it is a record we are privileged to share. Kenna has dedicated this book to his father and, in a deeply affecting introduction, he describes the connection he feels between this solid, calm, inspirational place and his much-loved parent.
 
Venezia (Italian Edition)
Venezia (Italian Edition)
by Michael Kenna
Hardcover from Nazraeli Press
ISBN: 1590052722
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
This crumbling jewel of Northern Italy, built completely on marshland, is steeped in history and irresistibly imbued with romance. Known as The City of Light and Queen of the Adriatic, Venezia is indelibly tinged with dark intrigue, decadence and decay. Comprising 118 small islands along the Adriatic Sea, Venezia was a maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a staging area for the Crusades. The city's long decline began some 500 years ago; but its survival of two episodes of the Black Death, and the loss of its thousand years of independence to Napoleon Bonaparte in 1797 - as well as the fact that it appears to be sinking slowly into the waters on which it is built - has only added to its mystique. This beautifully produced book brings together a collection of haunting images quietly made by Michael Kenna over the last 30 years, many of which are published here for the first time. Arguably the most influential photographer of his generation, Michael Kenna is the subject of over 35 monographs. This first printing of Venezia is limited to 2,000 hand-numbered, slipcased copies.
 
Le Notre s Gardens
Le Notre's Gardens
by Eric T. Haskell, Michael Kenna
Hardcover from Ram Pubns & Dist
ISBN: 0963078534
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
 
Michael Kenna: Retrospective (French Edition)
Michael Kenna: Retrospective (French Edition)
by Anne Biroleau
Hardcover from Bibliotheque Nationale De France (Acc)
ISBN: 2717724370

This book, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Bibliotheque nationale de France, shines new light on the work of the English photographer Michael Kenna.

 
Love in black and white
Love in black and white
by Bianca Rossini, Michael Kenna
Hardcover from Nazraeli Press
ISBN: 1590052609
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
British-born photographer Michael Kenna and Brazilian-born author Bianca Rossini worked together to create a book of photographs and poems entitled ' in black and white.' Beautifully printed on natural Japanese paper in a limited edition of 1,500 hardcover copies, this gorgeous new book comprises 45 of Rossini's original love poems, accompanied by selected photographs of Kenna's landscapes made in locations around the world. Michael Kenna's photographs have been the subject of over thirty books and catalogues, and are included in such permanent museum collections as The National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; The Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In 2001, Kenna was made a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the Ministry of Culture in France. Bianca Rossini is a singer, songwriter and author. Her upcoming Bossa Nova album features her original songs co-written with great American and Brazilian composers. As an actress Bianca has acted opposite film stars including James Spader, Hector Elizondo, Richard Dreyfuss, Christian Slater, Dick Van Dyke and Dom DeLuise. 'Love in black and white' is her third book.
 
Le Notre's Gardens
by Eric Haskell, Eric T. Haskell, Michael Kenna
Hardcover from Ram Publications

Japan
by Michael Kenna
Hardcover from Nazraeli Press

Out of Print - Try Used Books

Monique's Kindergarten
by Michael Kenna
Hardcover from Nazraeli Press

Special Order

Easter Island
by Michael Kenna
Hardcover from Nazraeli Press

Special Order

Impossible to Forget: The Nazi Camps Fifty Years After
by Michael Kenna, Pierre Borhan, Clement Cheroux
Hardcover from Nazraeli Press

Special Order

Night Work
by Michael Kenna
Hardcover from Nazraeli Press

L'Impossible Oubli: Les Camps Nazis Cinquante ANS Apres
by Michael Kenna
Hardcover from Marval

Out of Print - Try Used Books

Michael Kenna Retrospective
by Treville
Hardcover from Treville Co Ltd

Out of Print - Try Used Books
 
 

Books on Michael Kenna
Photographers
Ansel Adams
Diane Arbus
Eugene Atget
Richard Avedon
Margaret Bourke-White
Mathew Brady
Brassai
Harry Callahan
Robert Capa
Anthony Caro
Lewis Carroll
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Larry Clark
Imogen Cunningham
Edward S. Curtis
Robert Doisneau
Alfred Eisenstaedt
Walker Evans
Andreas Feininger
Charles Gatewood
Anne Geddes
Nan Goldin
Andy Goldsworthy
David Hamilton
Lewis Wickes Hine
George Hurrell
William Henry Jackson
Michael Kenna
Richard Kern
Andre Kertesz
Darius Kinsey
Dorothea Lange
Annie Leibovitz
Sally Mann
Robert Mapplethorpe
Mary Ellen Mark
Lee Miller
Tina Modotti
Eadweard Muybridge
Helmut Newton
Georgia O'Keeffe
Irving Penn
Ruth Orkin
Man Ray
Gerhard Richter
Herb Ritts
David Seymour
Cindy Sherman
Sebastiao Salgado
Edward Steichen
Alfred Stieglitz
Jock Sturges
Jerry Uelsmann
William Wegman
Edward Weston
Art Wolfe

 
Copyright © 1997-2018 dropbears.com