16 December 2013

Kris Vervaeke - Ad Infinitum

Ad Infinitum
Kris Vervaeke
Design: Hugo Puttaert – visionandfactory.com
Photobook , hardcover, 14 x 20 cm (5 ½ x 8 inch)
264 pages
133 color photos
Edition of 500
Offset printing
Self published 2013
Price: 45 euro + shipping

"The images in this book are of small porcelain portraits affixed to headstones in cemeteries in China, worn away by the passage of time and the ravages of weather. Vince Aletti says that, in aggregate, Ad Infinitum “is about the fugitive nature of portraiture, the impossibility of creating a final likeness. I just love looking at anonymous faces. Most of them are less here than gone, evoking thoughts of how we try, unsuccessfully, to fix people’s images in our minds. The book is beautifully and very simply designed, with the images given generous borders on pages that are evenly divided between black and white. It’s a simple yet lovely book.”

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