josef chladek

on photobooks and books

 

Lewis Bush - Metropole




 Lewis Bush - Metropole (Front)

Lewis Bush - Metropole (Front)

 Lewis Bush - Metropole (Spine)

Lewis Bush - Metropole (Spine)

 Lewis Bush - Metropole (Back)

Lewis Bush - Metropole (Back)



» Go directly to the sample spreads

Softcover, black and white on matt paper, open edition.

„Metropole was once a term used to describe London in its relationship with the British Empire, a relationship hierarchical and unequal, with power radiating out from the metropolitan centre, and the resources of the dominions radiating back in return.
The decline of the national empires of the eighteenth and nineteenth century has given rise to a new global power, one which has centred itself on the site of old metropole. This is the power of global capital, a force which views everything it encounters in terms of a simple binary, of opportunity or obstacle. Metropole records the effect of this capital influx on London, the rapid transformation of swathes of the metropolis, and the sensation of feeling lost in a city one once regarded as home.“
„Metropole is the result of dozens of walks taken through London, recording new construction sites and high rises. These structures typify the influx of capital and the development boom which has transformed large swathes of the city in recent years, in the process making London increasingly unequal, unaffordable, and unfamiliar for those who live here.
As the book progresses the dream-like photographs become increasingly confusing and nightmarish, warping into complex overlapping patterns reminiscent of the abstractions of Vorticist paintings, before finally coming to rest on the financial centre of the city, the dark heart driving this change.“

Order at Lewis' shop.

Pages: 30
Place: London
Year: 2015
Publisher: Self published
Size: 21 x 30 cm (approx.)

Newsletter / Facebook

Don't miss my updates and news on photobooks - register for free - or follow my updates on the virtual bookshelf on facebook.


Sample pages for Metropole
Sample page 1 for book  Lewis Bush – Metropole

Sample page 1 for book " Lewis Bush – Metropole", josefchladek.com

Sample page 2 for book  Lewis Bush – Metropole

Sample page 2 for book " Lewis Bush – Metropole", josefchladek.com

Sample page 3 for book  Lewis Bush – Metropole

Sample page 3 for book " Lewis Bush – Metropole", josefchladek.com

Sample page 4 for book  Lewis Bush – Metropole

Sample page 4 for book " Lewis Bush – Metropole", josefchladek.com

Sample page 5 for book  Lewis Bush – Metropole

Sample page 5 for book " Lewis Bush – Metropole", josefchladek.com

Sample page 6 for book  Lewis Bush – Metropole

Sample page 6 for book " Lewis Bush – Metropole", josefchladek.com

Sample page 7 for book  Lewis Bush – Metropole

Sample page 7 for book " Lewis Bush – Metropole", josefchladek.com

Sample page 8 for book  Lewis Bush – Metropole

Sample page 8 for book " Lewis Bush – Metropole", josefchladek.com

Sample page 9 for book  Lewis Bush – Metropole

Sample page 9 for book " Lewis Bush – Metropole", josefchladek.com

Sample page 10 for book  Lewis Bush – Metropole

Sample page 10 for book " Lewis Bush – Metropole", josefchladek.com

Other books tagged UK (see all)
Other books tagged London (see all)
Other books tagged Cities (see all)
Other books tagged Black & White (see all)
Other books tagged Night (see all)
Other self published books Self published (see all)