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Schwarz. Wald. Land. / Photobook

Schwarz. Wald. Land.
Schwarz. Wald. Land.

Discipline: Communication

Schwarz. Wald. Land.
Schwarz. Wald. Land.
Schwarz. Wald. Land.
Schwarz. Wald. Land.
Schwarz. Wald. Land.

Discipline: Communication

The book Schwarz. Wald. Land. (Black. Forest. Land.) is an unadulterated tribute to the power of the color black, looking to concrete images of the famed mountainous region known simply as the Black Forest. In the visual language of the photographer Joseph Carlson, the forest becomes a wellspring of symbolic, meditative and atmospheric images that draw on the expressive potential of black and white photography. From the design and photography to the juxtaposition of images to the typography, the entire book captures the movement and rhythm of the forest, allowing the images and their motifs to fully resonate. Primal and uncompromising, the color black is the life force that pervades every page of this work.

  • TARGET GROUPS Other target groups:: Book lovers with a sensibility for nature and aesthetics, Procures of sophisticated gifts,

  • TARGET REGIONS Further localization:: Germany

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME other period:: 5 years

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2016

Client / Manufacturer

Joseph Carlson

Joseph Carlson
Fotograf
Breitnau, Germany

Client / Manufacturer

seltmann+söhne

seltmann+söhne
Kunst- und Fotobuchverlag
Berlin, Germany

Design

identis, design-gruppe joseph pölzelbauer

identis, design-gruppe joseph pölzelbauer
Freiburg, Germany

Joseph Carlson, Joseph Pölzelbauer, Jean Mierecke, Marcel Ermes

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