Photographs by Bernard Plossu. Text by Manuel Arce.
La Fabrica, 2011. 240 pp., Illustrated throughout, 8½x10¼".
French photographer Bernard Plossu (born 1945)
has described photography as “the meeting place
between delirium and absolute peace.” Europa
demonstrates his viewpoint, showing urban
Europe in all its speedy, glittering intensity, as well
as its serener counterpoint—the gorgeous countrysides.
Culled from hundreds of photographs,
Europa brings together the most memorable and
spontaneous of Plossu’s European shots from the
1970s to the present.