Reperages

Alain Resnais

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Edition : First / Paris / Chene / 1974 / Softcover. / VG+
Oblong 4to. 168pp. Printed boards. Numerous Black & White plates. Text in French.

If you are familiar with Resnais’ cinematic work, this will read almost as a cine-roman of his work, if not, the photographs could appear both baffling and obscure, though the longer you spend with the book the more it makes sense. The book is comprised of potential locations for various planned projects and were taken between 1948 and 1971 in London, New York, Hiroshima, Italy, Scotland, Paris, Lyon, Nevers and Autun and reads to me as a collection of fragments and memories, much like his moving image work. It’s in Parr and Badger but I haven’t got a clue what they have to say about it.

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