Michael Kenna: Huangshan: Poems from the T'ang Dynasty
Signed limited edition with twelve bound, signed platinum prints and one free standing, signed platinum print.
This is a remarkable opportunity to own the definitive collection of Michael Kenna's celebrated work in the Huangshan Mountains. Printed specially as beautiful platinum prints for the collection, the twelves images are interlaced with T'ang poetry, giving them a quiet majesty. A signed free standing print of Huangshan Mountains, Study 21, Anhui, China (2009) is included with the publication.
'Michael Kenna’s landscapes have always had the subtle magic of Chinese painting and poetry… It was immediately evident to me that Kenna could not be creating such work were he not sharing an aesthetic and spiritual affinity with the sources of Chinese art. One does not simply take a camera to China, point, click, and return with such pictures. I could not guess how many photographs of China and its mountains I’ve seen, but I had never before seen any that looked like Michael Kenna’s – even those by contemporary Chinese photographers. The source of Kenna’s imagery clearly came from within him but mirrored an earlier Chinese way of seeing…' John Wood
Limited hand-made first edition of 60 numbered and 15 lettered copies, signed by Michael Kenna.
USA: 21st Editions, 2010.
Introduction by John Wood.
T'ang poetry by Han Shan and other, translated by Stanton Hager.