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Thomas Florschuetz

Steidl, 2004
160 pages
Fully illustrated, colour & b+w.
ISBN: 3865210066

No one has ever seen the human body quite like Thomas Florschuetz. He brings parts of the body - legs, fingers, heels, arms - into view and composes them into photos full of visual impact and confusing vagueness. Objects from daily life, too, are presented by Florschuetz in such a way that they transcend their normal function. He photographs portions of plants or buildings, windows and curtains, enlarges them into oversized photos with a three-dimensional quality and mounts them on triptychs or hangs them in other groups. Handled in this way, the subjects of his photographs attain an aura of mystery, detached from the world. This book is the first comprehensive presentation of work done by the artist, who remains the focus of frequent debate.


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