Moving through the Space of the Picture and the Page

Moving through the Space of the Picture and the Page. The Photobook as an Artistic and Architectural Medium

by Stefan Vanthuyne

In recent years, the book has firmly established itself as an artistic medium for photography. Open a photobook today and with any luck you will enter a world full of visual twists and turns. A previously enclosed block suddenly becomes an open volume, and through that volume you can move and navigate. How you do so, through which spaces and at what pace, is largely determined by the book’s architecture.

Moving through the Space of the Picture and the Page brings together essays on six contemporary Belgian photobook makers and the way they deal with space, time, movement and surface within the book and within the photographic image. The artists discussed are Tine Guns, Dirk Braeckman, Els Martens, Max Pinckers, Vincent Delbrouck and Aglaia Konrad.

The book is the result of a two-year research project ‘The book as a beacon?’, conducted at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.

Publisher: Art Paper Editions/Track Report
Language: English
Softcover: 128 pages
Format: 17 x 24 cm
Date: June 2022
ISBN: 9789493146976