BOOKS

(selected publications)

 
 
published in 2014 by TASCHEN Hardcover 3 fold-outs, 328 pages Dimensions: 9.8 x 13.8 x 1.5 in. ISBN: 978-3-8365-4849-6 BUY >

published in 2014 by TASCHEN
Hardcover 3 fold-outs, 328 pages
Dimensions: 9.8 x 13.8 x 1.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8365-4849-6

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STRANDBEEST: THE DREAM MACHINES OF THEO JANSEN

by Lena Herzog
With essay by Lawrence Weschler

Published in 2014 by TASCHEN in conjunction with the exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum, MA, Chicago Art Center, IL and Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

“And that is exactly what Lena Herzog has done, quite movingly, with the beach beasts of Theo Jansen. She’s photographed them as you would photograph a beloved friend or a dog that you’ve lived with for many years. Herzog’s photographs are not so much acts of documentation as acts of tenderness.”

                                                            —Morgan Meis
The Smart Set

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  published in 2014 by TASCHEN   available on iPad, iPhone and Mac   print Length: 190 Pages / version: 1.0   BUY >

  published in 2014 by TASCHEN
  available on iPad, iPhone and Mac
  print Length: 190 Pages / version: 1.0

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STRANDBEEST: THE DREAM MACHINES OF THEO JANSEN

E-BOOK

by Lena Herzog
With essay by Lawrence Weschler

Available exclusively from iTunes in this eBook edition

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.

immersive experience in art, science and design

 

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published in 2010 by de.MO Hardbound, 157 pages Dimensions: 8.5" x 10" x 1" (21.6  x 27.9  x 2.5 cm) ISBN 978-0-9825-9080-5

published in 2010 by de.MO
Hardbound, 157 pages
Dimensions: 8.5" x 10" x 1" (21.6  x 27.9  x 2.5 cm)
ISBN 978-0-9825-9080-5

LOST SOULS

by Lena Herzog
With essays by Luc Sante and Graham Burnett

“If her theme is macabre, Herzog’s vision is vigorously redemptive, reanimating flesh with light, surrounding faces with incandescent auras. Even as it exposes them, light seems to emanate from some of the specimens, as if a transubstantiation had occurred; Herzog exalts what Christian church authorities once condemned as an unholy practice, conveying something close to ecstasy. While she cannot pose her subjects, she casts them in blatant religious iconography. Light refracted through liquid splashes halos on faces, and captures one in the attitude of supplication. In these photographs illumination is so pure and radiant it recalls the paintings of Caravaggio, velvety blacks and glowing whites joined in dramatic chiaroscuro.”

                                                            —Kathryn Harrison
The New York Times Book Review

Lost Souls records Lena Herzog’s journey into a world rarely seen by outsiders. Having been granted access to the early cabinets Wunderkammern and to the first medical museums, Herzog has photographed these mysteries with a sense of beauty, wonder and tenderness. Her subjects are mostly infants born with genetic defects that prevented their survival, and although they have been preserved as scientific specimens, some for hundreds of years, they are profoundly transformed through Herzog’s lens into beings who mirror our own longings, fears and existential dilemmas.


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published in 2003 by Periplus Publishing London Hardbound, 256 pages Dimensions: 9" x 12" x 1.25" (23 x 30.5 x 3 cm) ISBN (in English): 11-902699-44-0                   ISBN (in Spanish): 1-84567-144-5

published in 2003 by Periplus Publishing London
Hardbound, 256 pages
Dimensions: 9" x 12" x 1.25" (23 x 30.5 x 3 cm)
ISBN (in English): 11-902699-44-0                  
ISBN (in Spanish): 1-84567-144-5

FLAMENCO DANCE CLASS

by Lena Herzog
With essays by Ignacio de Cossio 

FLAMENCO comes from a lively tradition of dance which dates back to ancient times, although its origins remain obscure. It is, however, possible to trace a link to Oriental, African and Spanish forms of dance, developed by the gypsies who have lived in the provinces of Cadiz and Seville in Andalusia since the 15th century.

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Published in 2002 by Periplus Publishing London Hardbound, 256 pages Dimensions: 9" x 12" x 1.25" (23 x 30.5 x 3 cm) ISBN (in English): 1-902699-23-8 ISBN (in Spanish): 1-902699-24-6

Published in 2002 by Periplus Publishing London
Hardbound, 256 pages
Dimensions: 9" x 12" x 1.25" (23 x 30.5 x 3 cm)
ISBN (in English): 1-902699-23-8
ISBN (in Spanish): 1-902699-24-6

TAUROMAQUIA: THE ART OF BULLFIGHTING

by Lena Herzog
With essays by Juvenal Acosta and Ignacio de Cossio
translated from Spanish by Gregory Rabassa

TAUROMAQUIA An album of 100 black and white photographs by Lena Herzog.

TAUROMAQUIA is divided into three chapters: Breeding, At the Gate and Arena, analogous to the three stages or tercios of the classical bullfight.

TAUROMAQUIA presents powerful and compelling images of the world of bullfighting, which reinforce the festivals central importance in Spanish culture.

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Published in 2002 by Periplus Publishing London Softbound, 176 pages Dimensions: 12" x 8.5" x 0.6" (30.5 x 21.6 x 2 cm) ISBN (in English): 1-902699-43-2  

Published in 2002 by Periplus Publishing London
Softbound, 176 pages
Dimensions: 12" x 8.5" x 0.6" (30.5 x 21.6 x 2 cm)
ISBN (in English): 1-902699-43-2

 

PILGRIMS: BECOMING THE PATH ITSELF

by Lena Herzog
With an essay by Werner Herzog

PILGRIMS covers two auspicious for Buddhism events that took place in 2002.

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