The panel fell en bloc for the singular charm of this little self-published book. The dead animals and birds photographed by Engelhard, all of them roadkill, are at once breathtakingly beautiful and heartbreaking. They are presented with no fuss in a handsome small book of four gatherings separated by pages with prose or verse contributions and a sheet of dark brown paper. In the past Engelhard has photographed mattresses discarded in the street, mountains of rubbish, and stuff that has washed ashore. Endowing the lost object with a life of its own, she indirectly displays the pollution of nature. The distance created by her aesthetic creates in turn an alienating effect, especially as the animals are photographed against a white background.
Language: English, Dutch
Publisher / commissioner: Sarah Engelhard, Amsterdam
Designer: No Office (Nelleke Wegdam, Dirkje Bakker)
Lithographer: Spinhex & Industrie, Amsterdam
Printer: Spinhex & Industrie, Amsterdam
Binder: Meeuwis & Zn., Amsterdam, Winnubst Grafische Afwerking, Zaandam
Dimensions: 170 x 235 x 9
Amount of pages: 64 p.
Number of copies: 350
Price: € 22.50
ISBN: 978 90 809786 2 1
Font and foundry: Galliard, Neue Helvetica
Binding style: sewn in boards with two grooves
Material: 130gsm Revive Pure Silk, 135gsm Colorplan, bitter chocolate, with Buckram embossing (interior), 270gsm Colorplan, bitter chocolate, with Buckram embossing (binding)