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PHANTOM CITY - a photo novel

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PHANTOM CITY - a photo novel

276 pages


Soft cover, otabind

19x12 cm


In this photographic novel, Dutch artist Kim Bouvy explores the way urban surroundings are perceived and valued – and how that is reflected in the visual culture, including art and architecture. Bouvy focuses on the city of Rotterdam through 160 images culled from newspaper clippings, promotional materials, postcards, and other images, which she mixes with photographs she took around Rotterdam between 2003 and 2009. Through these images and texts, Bouvy weaves a tale about a phantom city, a place that everybody recognizes but no one knows, where the present, future and past collide and merge into an unexpected narrative. Another thought-provoking work from this poet of the “condition urbaine.”


Photography, text and concept: Kim Bouvy

Graphic Design: Hansje van Halem

Printer: Calff & Meischke, Amsterdam

Binder: Hexspoor, Boxtel


Publisher: Uitgeverij Pels & Kemper

First edition, January 2010, 1000 pieces

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