The Amnesia Pavilions by Nicholas Muellner

The Amnesia Pavilions  
by Nicholas Muellner


220 pages
81 color photographs, 31 b&w
perfect bound, softcover / 8 x 7.5 in
edition of 500    
A-Jump, 2011


signed copies available


$30



also by Nicholas Muellner:

   
Mountain Shadow Place   The Photograph Commands Indifference



Publisher’s Description: 

The Amnesia Pavilions, Nicholas Muellner’s stunning new book of textual and visual autobiography, takes as its central narrative his return trip to a small city in Eastern Siberia after a seventeen-year absence. Traveling back to Ulan-Ude in the fall of 2009, Muellner set out to find a close friend whose trail had run cold. Guided (and haunted) by the extensive photographic and written material produced on his earlier journeys, as well as reflective chronicling of his futile retracings, this book considers the impossibility of tracking down and understanding one’s former self. Along the way, this autobiographical safari also serves as a framework for viewing the massive cultural and socio-economic change that has transformed provincial Russia.

The Amnesia Pavilions argues for the incommensurability of the past and the present, and examines photography’s personal, vernacular and historical role in both bridging and broadening the temporal chasm of understanding.








The Amnesia Pavilions by Nicholas Muellner
The Amnesia Pavilions by Nicholas Muellner

The Amnesia Pavilions by Nicholas Muellner
The Amnesia Pavilions by Nicholas Muellner
 
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