Candida Hofer: Paris Opera

Author(s): Gerard Morrier


Candida H fer's works have something timeless about them, and opera is perhaps the most timeless cultural delight. Having dedicated a photographic series to the cathedrals of knowledge that are libraries, H fer in her most recent cycle captures opera houses, the palaces of performing arts. H fer's earlier pictures of public spaces--libraries, lecture halls, museums, meeting rooms--forever devoid of people, made us sense the presence of those absent. Her opera photographs take us one step beyond: empty foyers, orchestras, stages, wings, and boxes make us imagine both theprotagonists--performers and audience--and the fictitious figures, plots, and places that populate these venues during a night at the opera. In her most recent publication Candida H fer portrays two Paris opera houses that are exemplary for their age and time: the neoclassicist Palais Garnier (1875), original Phantom of the Opera site, and the modern-style Op ra Bastille (1989).


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  • : 9783829602303
  • : Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH
  • : Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH
  • : May 2006
  • : 340mm X 270mm X 14mm
  • : Germany
  • : books

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  • : Gerard Morrier
  • : Hardback
  • : French; German; English
  • : 725
  • : 80
  • : 45 colour illustrations