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Palm Tree Studies in South Tyrol and Beyond by Nanna Debois Buhl

Palm Tree Studies in South Tyrol and Beyond by Nanna Debois Buhl

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Palm Tree Studies might at first glance be a book about the somewhat counterintuitive presence of palm trees in the sanatorium-city of Merano in South Tyrol; but at a second glance, it is rather an artistic exploration into the exoticism of 19th century Europe, where the palm trees were part of the collective imaginary. With a mixture of thorough research and abstraction, Buhl presents us with a work that is at the same time cultural biography, landscape architecture, and botany – reworked through interviews, photograms by the artist, and found material into a phantasmagorical gesammtkunstwerk that illuminates the symbolic dimensions of the ‘Trachycarpus fortunei’.

 

Published by Humboldt Books, 2016

48 pages

Stable bound paperback

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