Photographs by Michael Kenna. Text by Anne Wilkes Tucker.
Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2004.
130 duotone illustrations, 12¼x12¾".
Published as a companion book to the artist’s Twenty Year Retrospective, Michael Kenna: Retrospective Two presents an overview of Kenna’s landscape photographs made between 1994 and 2004. Michael Kenna is arguably the most influential landscape photographer of his generation. The subject of over 20 books and hundreds of solo exhibitions throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States, Michael Kenna often works at dawn or during the night. He concentrates primarily on the interaction between the ephemeral atmospheric conditions of the natural landscape, and human-made structures and sculptural mass. Kenna’s exquisitely crafted prints are included in such permanent museum collections as The National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; The Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague; and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In 2001, Michael Kenna was made a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the Ministry of Culture in France. Born in Widnes, England in 1953, he currently lives in Portland, Oregon, USA. The introduction “Inventing Peace” by Anne W. Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, explores Kenna’s relationship to contemporary photographic ideas.
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