Uta Eisenreich – A NOT B

Book coverUta Eisenreich – A NOT B
Book coverUta Eisenreich – A NOT B
Book coverUta Eisenreich – A NOT B
Book coverUta Eisenreich – A NOT B

A NOT B is a collection of photographic still lifes, images of everyday objects on a table-top. Occasionally we are permitted a look under the table. With careful placing, usually at some distance from each other, and ditto lighting, the objects become animate. The duty shaman is Uta Eisenreich.

The images are variously presented, some bled off, others framed, from whole page spreads to three on a page. Every now and then captions are collected together on spreads as moments of rest, and hang there in space, every bit as isolated as the objects in the photographs. For those looking for extra food for thought, some of the captions are quotations. Obligatory members of the cast, such as the introduction, biographical details and information about the exhibitions, are absent and unmissed.

This is a collection of photographs that seems more suited to a book than to the walls of a gallery. The compelling power that the whole arrangement exudes was not lost on the panel.

The presentation of the board-bound book itself is unusual: its dust jacket is not a jacket in the conventional sense, but is folded as a piece of wrapping paper.

Edition: 2010
Language: English
Publisher / commissioner: Roma Publications, Amsterdam
Designer: Julia Born
Lithographer: Harold Strak, Amsterdam, Calff & Meischke, Amsterdam
Printer: Calff & Meischke, Amsterdam
Binder: Hexspoor, Boxtel, E.P.A. van de Geer, Badhoevedorp
Dimensions: 214 x 285 x 11
Amount of pages: 128 p.
Number of copies: 800
Price: € 32
ISBN: 978 90 77459 46 1
Font and foundry: Helvetica Bold
Binding style: sewn in cardboard
Material: 150gsm Recy Satin (interior), 1 mm imitation board (binding), 90gsm Gustav Wasa, white (jacket)