Armin Linke: transient

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Skira, Oct 17, 2003 - Photography - 224 pages
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This work of Armin Linke is one of modern photography's most startling attempts to fix images of cultural transformations that are taking place on a global scale - images focused both on the actual landscape and on man's place in this new world culture. Organized as both an atlas and "an impossible archive," Transient is a courageous undertaking which creates a new definition for the idea of metamorphosis in a modern world.

Transient is the first glimpse of an idea Linke has pursued for the last decade: a project he calls 4flights, for which he has produced thousands of images. This volume presents
the first look at what may be a photographic masterpiece, a significant selection of 200 "local" photographs that taken together are a full 360-degree interpretation of the profound, accelerating alteration our world is undergoing.

The book is designed by Cornell Windly and includes text and dialogues by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Stefano Boeri, Stalker, Amedeo Martegani and Luca Molinari.

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In a project verging on the obsessive, Milan-based photographer Linke has amassed an enormous "archive about human activity" during his travels to every continent, and a small fraction of his work ... Read full review


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About the author (2003)

Armin Linke was born in 1966. He lives and works in Milan. His work was has been presented at the Venice Biennale and Documenta. Linke also works as a fashion photographer contributing to magazines such as Vogue and his industrial photographs are included in kARTell (Skira, 2003).

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