In This Dark Wood by Elisabeth Tonnard

In This Dark Wood
by Elisabeth Tonnard


196 pages  
Hardbound / 6 x 9 in.
90 black & white illustrations
J&L Books, 2013



$35







Publisher’s Description: 

Elisabeth Tonnard’s In This Dark Wood is a study of urban alienation in America. In a haunting, modern-gothic style, it pairs images of people walking alone in nighttime city streets with 90 different English translations, collected by Tonnard, of the famous first lines of Dante’s Inferno: “Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita / mi ritrovai per una selva oscura / ché la diritta via era smarrita.” (“In the middle of the journey of our life / I found myself in a dark wood / for the straight way was lost”). The images were selected from the Joseph Selle collection at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York, which contains over a million negatives from a company of street photographers who worked in San Francisco from the 1940s to the 70s. This edition is a reprint of a work originally self-published in 2008.

In This Dark Wood by Elisabeth Tonnard
In This Dark Wood by Elisabeth Tonnard

In This Dark Wood by Elisabeth Tonnard
In This Dark Wood by Elisabeth Tonnard
 
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