Faculty New Book Launch and Discussion with Professor Michael Kolster

Thursday, October 20, 2022 4:30 pm to 6 pm

Nixon Lounge, 3rd floor, H-L Library, Nixon Lounge, 3rd floor, H-L Library

The Library's book launch series continues with an event for Professor Michael Kolster's book, Paris Park Photographs. Paris Park Photographs features a three-part sequence of images from public parks and gardens in and near France's capital city. Exploring many of the same places that photographer Eugène Atget (1857–1927) visited a century ago, Michael Kolster describes a mix of the wild and the manicured, tempered by the knowledge that the bustle of the city is only a few short steps away. The carefully sequenced plates offer a shifting, dynamic view of these famous places to suggest the promise of renewal in moments of heightened attention.

Paris Park Photographs also includes an essay by Kolster and an afterword by Michelle Kuo, award-winning author of Reading with Patrick. The book is presented in a bilingual English/French edition, and its design pays homage to Walker Evans's 1938 classic work, American Photographs, making Kolster's book of immediate interest to photo and book collectors.

Please join us. Open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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