Silent Book, published in 1997, presents tableaux of bodies and spaces affected by time; decrepitude is magnified by the light, and wounded flesh, aging, and death haunt the work through earthy and blood red colors…[it] draws its original idea from an audiovisual installation “Door into Darkness”, made in 1995, which treated Aids, Boxers, toreros, naked bodies cross animals and abandoned objects…a phantomatic atmosphere, an obscure and mysterious journey, between life and death…

Silent Book. Photographs by Miguel Rio Branco. Design by Jean Yves Cousseau., Sao Paulo, 1997. 92 pp. Octavo (small size). First edition. Hardbound with photo-illustrated boards. No jacket as issued. 75 color reproductions with 3 gatefolds.


Fine; a tight, clean copy with signs of light rubbing (when held against raking light), and a small tap to top front corner (not affecting any of the pages).

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