ALEKSANDRAS MACIJAUSKAS - Paskutine Knyga / The Last Book


[000707] ALEKSANDRAS MACIJAUSKAS. Paskutine Knyga / The Last Book. Lithuania: Jonas Vabuolas, 2007. First Edition.. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 9789955638964. 276 pages, throughout illustrated in B&W photographs, some duo-tones and 3 colour photographs. Selected photographs. Introduction by Aleksandras Macijauskas. 'Kaunas is the town of my fate' Winner of the National Cultural and Art Prize. Extended version of an earlier version of an overview of the artists work. "I have issued the Last Book for my own and supporters funds, and I have compiled it myself, explained A.Macijauskas. The photographs are compiled according to broader themes rather than cycles, and they are accompanied by quotations from the diary of the artist written from 1968. The photographer states that the engine of his life is to regard every work as the last one. Also, he notices that the generation which pictured city and rural people is vanishing from the stage of Lithuanian photography. Young people are turning to pure abstraction and refuse content. There is no particular view in their photographs, it is only a possibility for a spectator to philosophise as far as ones intellect reaches. The photographer does not reject modern technologies and computer equipment for creating photographs; nonetheless, he emphasises that the biggest impressions and the most of fantasy may be taken from life. The photographer states that there is not so much strength to continue photography in the same manner as in youth. Still, the artist asserts that his photographs will continue their life, only the photographer will not compile books of his own photography any more." Inserted several postcard invitations for an exhibition Memory 1969-2003 at the uninon of Lithuanian Art Photographers, the Prospecto Gallery October 27-\november 14, 2004. Also an invitation to an exhibition in Japan Memory/way to silence and a cd 'Aleksandras Macijauskas Selected Photographs No-1. Containing 161 images and some pages of text. Size: 283 x 277 Mm 

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