Photographs by Joan Fontcuberta.
Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid, In Spanish and, 2001. In Spain. 190 pp., numerous color and black-and-white illustrations, 10x9½".
"Both mountains and keys invoke symbolic values of protection and safety. The mountain is a natural defence. At the same time, to lock something up with a key is to safeguard what is valuable to us...The key is, therefore, another mechanism of defence against unwanted intrusions. It is a curious fact that if we look carefully at the serrated edge of a Yale key we find that it reproduces the morphology of a mountain chain. What is the hidden significance of this coincidence?"--Joan Fontcuberta. The artist explores the theme of security throughout this timely book.
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