Click to Browse this Book!

Cathedral Cars.

Photographs by Thomas Mailaender.
RVB Books, 2011. 36 pp., 12 color illustrations and 12 page leaflet, 11¾x15".

Publisher's Description
“Cathedral cars” is a generic term invented by dockers at the port of Marseilles to designate the vehicles that cross over the Mediterranean from Marseilles to North Africa by ship. Thomas Mailaender pays tribute to these “cathedral cars” that can be considered as human feats, visually defying the laws of gravity and tied-up dreams. The photographer has made portraits of these cars seen from behind or from the profile, taking the background away in order to isolate them in the frame. Evoking popular art and sculpture, these cars also speak of the voyage to come, and deal with the passage from one territory to another, exodus and migration.

Constructed as a large-sized picture book, Cathedral Cars borrows the attributes of children’s books: thick cardboard paper, shiny coated film. A choice that creates a distance from the reality of context in order to present the subject itself as a game of construction.

Marc Auge´’s text, “Elsewhere, Hereabouts” as well as a collection of “found images” by the artist, are printed on in12-page booklet, fitted into the thickness of the book cover.

Read Antone Dolezal's photo-eye Blog post on Cathedral Cars here.

About the Limited Edition

Limited edition of 50 copies including the book and a silkscreen print on steel, numbered and signed (34cm x 26 cm), in a special bag.
View book with bag.
View print.
View print verso.

Ordering Information
This item is currently unavailable from photo-eye, however we have located copies for you to purchase immediately through Amazon or Amazon Marketplace. We will receive credit for these orders if you use our ordering system. We will also receive credit for any other purchases you make while on Amazon's site. Thank you for supporting photo-eye!

Order through Amazon (photo-eye gets credit)     Why Amazon?
Softbound $99.99   Amazon Price: $99.99   ISBN 1090306032
In Stock..

Order through Amazon Marketplace (photo-eye gets credit)
Why Amazon Marketplace?
1 Used for 262.66   4 Collectible from $99.99  

Our customers who bought this also purchased...
For Every Minute You Are Angry You Lose Sixty Seconds of Happiness   Julian Germain

© PHOTO-EYE, LLC, 2021. All Rights Reserved Copyrights-Trademarks Privacy Policy Returns Policy Staff/Hours/Location 505.988.5152