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El Alto
Peter Granser

El Alto, Peter Granser cover

El Alto, Peter Granser coverEl Alto
Peter Granser
Edition Taube
English, Danish


24 pages
190 x 320 mm
ISBN 9783945900055


Peter Granser’s photographic series presents a selection of buildings in El Alto (Bolivia) of bolivian architect Freddy Mamani Silvestre. Mamani calls his architectural style “new andean architecture”. The colors and shapes are inspired by the indigenous Aymara culture and pre-Inca architecture which can be found in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tiwanaku near the Titicaca lake. Since 2005 self-taught architect Mamani realised more than 60 projects in El Alto.

As Winston Hampel (AA School of Architecture, London) describes it in the essay that is accompanying the publication, Granser focuses completely on the buildings, “people appear nowhere”. Through the tight framing each house appears detached from any particular context, time or place, “what is left is pattern and composition”.

About the Artist
Peter Granser (b. 1971, Austria) is a photographer based in Stuttgart, Germany.  His artistic work is part of important international collections. His last publication with Edition Taube “J’ai perdu ma tête” was awarded with the “Most Beautiful German Books Award 2014”. Peter Granser (b. 1971, Austria) lives and works in Stuttgart, Germany.

About the Publisher
Edition Taube is an independent publishing house for contemporary art and publishes artists’ books and editions in small print runs. Edition Taub was founded in 2009 by Jonas Beuchert, Tilman Schlevogt and Jan Steinbach and received the German Publishing Award in 2020 and its Grand Prix in 2022.