Photographs by Johan Rosenmunthe
Text by Mary Anne Atwood
SPBH Editions, London, 2014
Hardcover, Corvon Illusio material, Lithography
16.5 x 23.5 cm
128 pages and 84 colour plates
Edition of 1,000
Tectonic is a mysterious and mesmerising exploration of Rosenmunthe’s own fascination with the power of stones, their symbolism, perceived healing powers, atavic beauty, weight, surface, age. The book is the culmination of a lifetimes investigation – each photograph a new study, looked at with geological perspective, nostalgia or scientific standpoint.
Accompanied by a section of Mary Anne Atwood’s text ‘A Suggestive Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery’, reprinted after originally being withdrawn as a dangerous literature of magic.
Johan Rosenmunthe is a Danish artist based in Copenhagen. His work spans from pure photographic to installations and objects. Rosenmunthe has been exhibited and published internationally, with solo shows at Tom Christoffersen Gallery, MELK and Reykjavik Museum of Photography. Rosenmunthe has also contributed to a number of collaborative books and is the co-founder of publishing house and exhibition platform Lodret Vandret.
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