Sunday, June 14, 2009

Beyond the Forest - Clare Richardson

Another new addition to our collection this weekend, thanks to a recommendation by Ben at Photo-Eye, (who continues to introduce me to some amazing books) - Beyond the Forest by Clare Richardson.

- from the Publisher (steidlMACK):

"The name Transylvania translates literally from the Hungarian into Clare Richardson's title, 'beyond the forest.'

Richardson uses photography to enter into the world of a small farming community there, a historical region high on a plateau, believed to be the home of the descendants of the children who were led out of Hamelin.

The community relies on hard work and patience to survive in a land where weather and crop cycles set the pace, and where the landscape, not coincidentally, looks not just like Hamelin's fairy tale scenes might have, but like pre-industrial, pre-enclosure England."

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