Walter Niedermayr – Titlis
96 pages, 24.7 x 34.5 cm , 1068 g.
Walter Niedermayr – Titlis
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This selection of 40 medium-format color photographs by Walter Niedermayr (born 1952) transports us into the world of perpetual ice, to Mount Titlis, the glacier which rises three thousand meters above sea level in the Swiss Alps. Only the human figures in colorful leisure attire which populate this alpine Shangri-la bear witness to the influence of civilization, transforming the alpine landscape into a trivial theme park governed by the laws of consumption.

In Titlis, Niedermayr's camera captures the aura of a mountain landscape that is no longer just a mountain landscape but a legend. The alpine setting in which the puppet-like figures of tourists appear are shaped by these clichés and bold idealizations of nature to such a great extent that subjective perception and feelings become mere platitudes.
EditorCodax Publisher
PublisherHatje Cantz
LanguageGerman, English
Illustrationswith 40 col. ills
ContributorsMartin Prinzhorn
Museum / PlaceZürich
Article IDart-06474


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