GENESIS — Earth eternal
A photographic homage to our planet in its natural state
Art Edition B (No. 101-200)
North of the Ob River, Yamal Peninsula, Siberia, Russia, 2011
Gelatin silver print
30 x 40 cm (12 x 16 in.)
(Frame not included)
“My love letter to the planet.”
— Sebastião Salgado
Two volumes bound in full leather, limited to five editions of 100 numbered and signed sets. Every set comes with a gelatin silver print, signed by Sebastião Salgado and printed under his personal supervision.
BOOK STAND DESIGNED BY TADAO ANDO:
The GENESIS book stand was conceived by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the only living person to have won architecture’s four most prestigious prizes. Ando’s simple and innovative design consists of two “twin” pieces of wood, bound together with leather, into which a third piece of wood can be slotted to form a sturdy, elegant display.
GENESIS is printed on a traditional coated 250 gsm art paper from the German paper mill Scheufelen that is no longer available on the market and was produced specially for TASCHEN. The black and white pictures are reproduced in a four-color separation process, with two blacks and two shades of grey; the density of the blacks achieved rivals that of the finest silver gelatin prints. GENESIS was printed and bound in an Italian workshop utilizing traditional craftsmanship techniques that are unique worldwide in this field, using Italian Cialinen fabric for the cover. The Ando bookstand was hand made in Spain, and the leather originates from Britain.
The two volumes come carefully packaged along with the stand in a robust custom-made wooden crate to preserve and protect them. Attention: total weight is 59 kg (130 lb)!
- Art Edition limited to 100 numbered and signed sets
- Two volumes bound in full leather
- Every set includes a book stand made of cherry wood designed by Tadao Ando.
- Also included is a cloth-bound caption book.
- Every set comes with a gelatin silver print, signed by Sebastião Salgado and printed under his personal supervision.
On over 30 trips – traveled on foot, by light aircraft, seagoing vessels, canoes, and even balloons, through extreme heat and cold and in sometimes dangerous conditions – Salgado created a collection of images showing us nature, animals, and indigenous peoples in such shocking and intense beauty it takes our breath away. In GENESIS, one discovers the animal species and volcanoes of the Galápagos; the penguins, sea lions, cormorants, and whales of the South Atlantic; Brazilian alligators and jaguars; and African lions, leopards, and elephants. Through Salgado’s lens, we travel over icebergs in the Antarctic, the volcanoes of Central Africa, the ravines of the Grand Canyon, and the glaciers of Alaska. We encounter the Stone Age Korowai people of West Papua, nomadic Dinka cattle farmers in Sudan, Nenets and their reindeer herds in the Arctic Circle, as well as the Mentawai jungle communities on islands west of Sumatra.
This Collector’s Edition, designed and edited by Lélia Wanick Salgado, features exquisitely reproduced large-format images arranged not by theme or region but rather conceived as a portfolio that takes beholders on a journey around the globe, immersing them in Salgado’s vision of the Earth’s mesmerizing scale, order, and beauty.
Also available in four other Art Editions and a Collector's Edition.
For more information, a supplemental brochure produced in the same size with the same paper stock as the book is available upon request.
Incurs an additional shipping charge of $75 to guarantee perfect arrival.