30 May 2011
Misha de Ridder - Dune
Misha de Ridder
36 pages, saddle stitched, softcover
9.5 x 11.5 in. / 24.13 x 29.21 cm.
Edition of 750
($55 for signed copy, limited time offer; $155 for special edition, includes archival color print by the artist, limited to 20, signed and numbered)
"Somewhere in densely populated Holland exists a twilight zone where it is possible to travel in time: a small strip of dunes separating polder and sea, just a twenty minute drive from the city of Amsterdam. In Dune, Misha de Ridder unveils natural scenes so estranged and mysterious that they could be described as unreal realities. Lushly presented in this limited-edition artist book, De Ridder’s precise and highly detailed photographs call to mind Dutch landscape paintings of the 17th century and Romantic Era. In the barren and tormented nature of the dunes, it is light, color and atmosphere that salvage the memory of a wilderness lost."