Bookshop: Invisible Colors & Chrysanne Stathacos
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I came across this book at Printed Matter a few years ago, and I think I cleaned out their stock. My first copy was damaged when water leaked onto my book shelf in my new apartment. The pages fused together like papier-mâché! The second copy was pocketed by a friend who fell in love with it. My third and final copy, is now available to you.
I’d never heard of Chrysanne Stathacos before Invisible Colors, but this book has me checking up on her periodically. Printed in 2002, it’s a book of portraits from her travels, where she attempts to capture the aura of her subjects. Now there has been plenty of writing about aura and Kirlian photography (with it’s explanations and detractors), but even without the aura aspect her portraits all convey intimacy. I also love that she was working on this project years before all the triangles, polygons, and color shifts showed up in galleries. I encourage you to check out her website and wander around.
Invisible Colors is an unusually small book that is quite understated. Unfortunately the binding is held together with fragile glue, so the pages become loose very easily. Somehow, all of these attributes add to Invisible Colors special quality.
Invisible Colors w/ bookmark
Nature Morte Books (New Delhi, India)
15 x 13cm
$25 + S&H