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Julia Baier Sento,by Julia Baier

  • Julia Baier Sento,by Julia Baier
  • Julia Baier Sento,by Julia Baier
  • Julia Baier Sento,by Julia Baier
  • Julia Baier Sento,by Julia Baier
  • Julia Baier Sento,by Julia Baier

Julia Baier Sento

Julia Baier

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A public bath house in Japan is called Sento and is usually a hidden, intimate place. Japanese people don’t go there to swim but to wash and to clean themselves and to relax. Aside from this personal aspect bathing in Japan has a highly spiritual meaning. With an essay by Rita Zobel and a conversation with Peter Bialobrzeski 96 pages, 40 duotone illustrations, stitch-bound, with "open spine" German / English / Japanese
 
You could hardly fail to notice the mutual sympathy between Julia Baier and water. That empathy has already been aptly demonstrated in “The Public Baths”, her series on swimming pools. Now, in this book too, the charm of water is revealed in all its resplendent glory. The water here, though, is quite different from that in the European public swimming pools. Julia Baier first discovered the Japanese culture of bathing in summer 2005, and this book “Sento – the Japanese Bathhouse” grew out of that very personal experience. She stayed in Japan for five weeks, mostly in Nara, and went to the Sento every day. From the door of my gallery I watched her lightly stepping out, sometimes twice a day, on her Sento pilgrimage, equipped only with a towel and a camera. Quite honestly, I felt a certain nagging worry that she might end up feeling queasy and ill. But she always came back laughing, with rosy cheeks, and announced: “I’ve taken some great shots.” Or: Other photographers have also published studies of the Sento. But no one has managed to capture this transient moment of self-absorbed absent-mindedness of body and soul so well. I believe Julia has succeeded because her soul is just as smooth and clear as water. After all, water is her element. For the future too, I look forward to seeing how her camera plays with light and depicts the wonderful waves she sees.
Titel Julia Baier Sento
Author Julia Baier
Signed No
ISBN 9783980967761
Language English, German
Dimensions (cm hxb) 21,5 x 27
Book condition As new
Cover condition No
Condition description As new
Binding Hardcover without dustjacket (as issued)
Edition First Edition
Pages 96
Publisher Peperoni Books
Publishing date 2008
Publishing place Berlin
Number published No
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