ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR by DELPHINE BEDEL
All that is solid melts into air, Notes on Tourism is a reflection on the work of artist and writer Delphine Bedel. From amusement parks and monuments, to camping and beach resorts, her photographs and writings document sites of tourism in diverse contexts. She brings into question the visual representation of leisure, architecture, and cultural artefacts.
This book explores three complex and controversial tourist destinations and cultural heritages whose identity, use, and meaning have shifted
What is the relationship between architecture and identity? Who owns the past? What is the Romantic imagination of nature in relation to tourism today? Using her photographic research as a starting point, Delphine Bedel invited writers from diverse disciplines to contribute to the book, resulting in original and unexpected historical and critical perspectives on the relations between visual culture, tourism, and memory politics.
ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR
Authors Delphine Bedel, Francesco Bernardelli, Rachel
Editor Delphine Bedel
56 pages, 24x17 cm, English
Four-color process, softbound
Episode Publishers, Rotterdam
Out of print, last copies. Signed copies available on request.
Nominated by Melanie McWorther, Photo Eye ‘The 15 Best Photobooks of 2008’
All that is solid melts into Air
|Texts||Delphine Bedel, Francesco Bernardelli, Rachel Esner, Bruno Latour, Marco Pasi, Olivier Rolin Thibaut de Ruyter|
|Graphic Design||Esther Krop|
|Printing||Four-color process, softbound|