Criticism/Theory Softcover 104 pages 32 x 21 cm Texts in French / English   New       EUR 32 ORDER

Jelena Martinovic, Bold Climbers, Cordyceps Press, 2016

Climbers today and in the past have perceived the mountain as a theatre of aesthetic exploration and scientific experimentation. In this richly illustrated book, featuring sixteen original artworks, the paths of artists and writers cross as, following the trails of mythology, medical geography, natural history and cinema, they turn mountain landscapes into modernist painting. Whether the expedition itself was famous or obscure, the ascent to high altitudes was a crucible for bold eccentrics in the Alps, including art historian Aloïs Riegl, occultist Aleister Crowley, operatic filmmaker Daniel Schmid, and altitude therapist Henri Clermond Lombard. Four original texts written by Merel van Tilburg (art historian), Vincent Barras (poet and historian of medicine), Maxime Guitton (music curator), and Jelena Martinovic (artist and historian of science) reflect on the interest and inspiration found in alpinism from the 19th century to the present. Bold Climbers is both an investigation and experiment into the aesthetics of peak performances.

W/ Stefan Benchoam, Pauline Cazorla, Guillaume Dénerveaud, Aldric Lamblin, Sarah Margnetti, Mathias Pfund, Aude Richards, Vincent de Roguin, Pierre Szczepski, Luca Schenardi, Konstantin Sgouridis, Annabelle Voisin, Héloïse Verdan, Vivian Suter, Elisabeth Wild.

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