New Taschen Darren Almond Art Editions

Darren Almond’s nocturnal nature series 'Lunar lens'

Darren Almond’s nocturnal nature series 'Lunar lens'In Fullmoon, the conceptual meets the poetic: British artist Darren Almond catches natural archetypes and silent landscapes in night photographs made under a full moon, with the shutter kept open for over a quarter of an hour. The long exposure time illuminates the landscape almost like daybreak, but the atmosphere is different: a mild glow emanates even from the shadows, star-lines cross the sky, and water blankets the earth like a misty froth. The enhanced moonlight infuses the pictures with a haunting quality, casting the landscapes in a sense of the sublime and in a contemplation both of time and of the preciousness of our natural surroundings.

This book collects roughly 260 images which Almond captured following the full moon around the globe. The whole series circles around the possibility of Romantic themes today: majestic American mountains, austere Arctic ice fields, picturesque rocks by the seashore in Japan, and, most intimately viewed, the nature of Britain, whose painterly subjects are closest to home. This book covers all parts of the series from the turn of the century up until today, with an introduction by Sheena Wagstaff, head of the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and an in-depth essay by writer and critic Brian Dillon.

Hardcover, 30 x 30 cm, 400 pages
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Price: € 49,99

Also available in three Art Editions

Darren Almond, Moonbow@Fullmoon (2011), 2014

Darren Almond, Moonbow@Fullmoon (2011), 2014Photographed from the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Fall during a full moon
Medium: C-print
Paper size: 47 x 47 cm / 18.5 x 18.5 in.
Edition of 60
Signed and numbered.
Price: €1.500 (Frame not included)

Darren Almond, Fullmoon@Porto Mosquito (2013), 2014

Darren Almond, Fullmoon@Porto Mosquito (2013), 2014Photographed amongst the black volcanic rocks on the coast of Cape Verde during a full moon.
Medium: C-print
Paper size: 47 x 47 cm / 18.5 x 18.5 in.
Edition of 60
Signed and numbered.
Price: €1.500 (Frame not included)

Darren Almond, Fullmoon@Horseshoe Bend (2012), 2014

Darren Almond, Fullmoon@Horseshoe Bend (2012), 2014Photographed from the banks of the Colorado River in Arizona during a full moon.
Medium: C-print
Paper size: 47 x 47 cm / 18.5 x 18.5 in.
Edition of 60
Signed and numbered.
Price: €1.500 (Frame not included)

These Art Editions are available at Taschen

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