Elisabeth Tonnard

The Man of the Crowd / box

The Man of the Crowd is a reflection on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Man of the Crowd and a Parisian street occurrence that I photographed. The main part of the work is a series of 56 photographs, tracking a 21st century flâneur, followed by imagetexts based on linguistic analyses of Poe’s story.

In 2008 this work was published as an unbound artist book, presented in a box (76 single-sided pages that could be taken out and exhibited). It was inkjet printed in an edition of 14 numbered and signed copies. 5 x 7 inches. Rochester, NY 2008. See some more images, also of the book as exhibited on paper shelves here.

The book is included in the collections of Bibliothèque nationale de France, Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature, National Library of The Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek), and Nederlands Fotomuseum.

Priced at €440, plus shipping. Order through the webshop or through email.

Note that in November 2012 a bound version of this artist book was published.


Written by Elisabeth Tonnard

November 5, 2012 at 5:17 pm