Near Fine. Item #10273
Zurich: Scalo Edition, 2000. First Edition. Tall Octavo (30x20x1cm); unpaginated [110pp]. Forty-seven double-spread waterscapes, augmented by 2 triple-spread waterscapes in the flaps, and the outer cover itself, constituting a quadruple-spread waterscape.
Stiff photographic card covers with deep French flaps unfolding to additional images. The bottom margin of the covers and nearly all pages gives 832 numbered remarks, aphorisms, details, and questions by Roni Horn herself. Sewn gatherings. The volume is just short of As New because of some nano shelving-abrasions at the upper right corner of the spine. The spine itself is uncreased.
Horn compiles here her photographs of the Thames in its course through central London; taken in the winter and spring of 1999, with a focus on areas recorded for drownings.
Despite the structure provided by drownings and a few autopsy records, Horn's imagery is serene. Her high-resolution photographs turn the surface of the Thames into unterrestrial topography, science fiction surfaces, obsidian glass-scapes.