Softcover, edited by Stephan Keppel, with an excerpt from the poem “Kracht voor Graz” (1976) by K. Schippers, design by Hans Gremmen.
Published on occasion of the exhibition Stephan Keppel: Hard Copies, Camera Austria, Graz, 12.6. – 15.8.2021.
During his visits to Graz for his show Stephan Keppel: Hard Copies at Camera Austria in Graz, Stephan Keppel made walks in the city, collecting structures and surfaces. Keppel’s way of working is marked by intensive processes of walking, collecting, scanning, and printing (and rescanning and reprinting). Through his attention to detail in portraying structure and architecture and his awareness of the constant recycling of the built environment, Keppel’s images are devoid of the usual safe distance with which cities turn into cityscapes. Thus the publication offers a new view on the historic city of Graz. The book includes an excerpt from the poem ‘Kracht voor Graz’ (1976) by K. Schippers.
So far, Keppel has translated four cities into books, in close collaboration with the designer Hans Gremmen and Fw:Books: Reprinting the City (2011, Den Helder), Entre Entree (2014, Paris), Flat Finish (2017, New York), and Soft Copy Hard Copy (2021, Amsterdam).
Publisher: Fw: Books
Size: 21 x 30 cm (approx.)