Zdeněk Tmej: Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness (Books on Books #10, 2011)

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Black & White, Classic, Photobook
Zdenek Tmej’s Abeceda Dusevniho Prazdna (The Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness) published in 1946 enables a rare look, from a captive’s perspective, inside a Nazi forced labor camp in Breslau, Poland during World War II.

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“There is a bit more to Errata books than just the reproductions of photobooks. I feel some of those aspects have not received as much attention as they probably should. So here’s what you get when you buy Zdenek Tmej: The Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness. First of all, the original pages of the book are reproduced, for the most part as full spreads across the gutter. There are a few example of one spread per page. Of course, the paper stock is different, but the use of photographs makes looking at the Errata version as close to looking at the original as one can probably get in the absence of such an original copy.
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In a nutshell, with Zdenek Tmej: The Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness you get a piece of photography history (and because of the book’s contents of actual history as well), presented in such a way that you will be able to appreciate the book not just for its photography, but also for its own history, placed into its proper context.”  Jörg Colberg (http://jmcolberg.com/weblog/2011/02/review_the_alphabet_of_spiritual_emptiness_by_zdenek_tmej_errata_edition/ )

 

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Please note: All images and texts are protected by Copyright and belong to the Artist.

Artist: http://www.vaclavchochola.cz/Tmej/Tmejeng.htm

Publisher: http://www.errataeditions.com/author_tmej_1a.html

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