Monuments

£25.00

Opencast coal mining has led to the destruction of hundreds of German villages over the last century.  Germany has promised to phase out coal by 2038, but extraction continues, and the future of several villages hangs in the balance.  Combining Alan Gignoux’s photographs of abandoned houses and Chloe Juno’s images of the personal belongings left behind by departing families, Monuments documents and commemorates communities in North-Rhine Westphalia earmarked for demolition.

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Edition of 150

189 x 250mm

Wire bound

80 full sized pages plus 26 smaller pages distributed throughout the book

44 colour photos in total (excluding covers)

ISBN: 978-1-9999610-5-3

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Opencast coal mining has led to the destruction of hundreds of German villages over the last century.  Germany has promised to phase out coal by 2038, but extraction continues, and the future of several villages hangs in the balance.  Combining Alan Gignoux’s photographs of abandoned houses and Chloe Juno’s images of the personal belongings left behind by departing families, Monuments documents and commemorates communities in North-Rhine Westphalia earmarked for demolition.

The two photographers take different approaches to highlighting the erasure of both shared history and collective memory and personal loss.  Gignoux’s images document the destruction of houses, gardens, schools, shops, churches, businesses, roads, the infrastructure of entire communities, while Juno’s photographs are intimate, showing us personal objects that recall individual lives.

Foldout page at front and back.

Cover printed on thick board with foil title and de-bossed inset photo to front and back.

 

Edition of 150

189 x 250mm

Wire bound

80 full sized pages plus 26 smaller pages distributed throughout the book.

67 colour photos in total (excluding covers)

Papers

Cover = Colorplan Real Grey 540gsm or 700gsm with Matrix emboss

Foldout page = Colorplan Pale Grey 135gsm

Big pages = Munken Polar Smooth Crisp White 120gsm

Smaller pages = Munken Polar Smooth Crisp White 150gsm

ISBN: 978-1-9999610-5-3

 

Photographers: Alan Gignoux and Chloe Juno

Text: Jenny Christensson, Alan Gignoux and Chloe Juno

Designer: Emily Macaulay at Stanley James Press and Chloe Juno

Researcher and Editor: Jenny Christensson