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The Station Point
Robert Bourdeau

The Station Point, Robert BourdeauThe Station Point
Robert Bourdeau
Thames & Hudson


224 pages
317 x 254 mm
ISBN 9780973973983


Taken over the past three decades throughout Europe and North America, these photographs are of age-old landscapes; historical treasures of architecture nestled in the countryside and rusting industrial sites reclaimed by nature. Robert Bourdeau is deeply interested in how certain structures lose their identity and take on other feelings and ambiguities, and at other times become guardians or sentinels of physical and emotional space. He is also fascinated by the dark mysticism of medieval architecture and by brooding landscapes, the exactness of his photography disclosing the hidden geometry of nature. Most of his photographs are contact printed, either from an 11-by-14-inch or an 8-by-10-inch negative, a method that allows for a minimal loss of definition in reproduction.

About the Artist
Robert Bourdeau (b. Kingston, Canada, 1931) is a self-taught photographer. He took up photography as an artistic practice after meeting Minor White in the 1950s. From this point onward, Bourdeau’s subtle yet powerful aesthetic and dedication to a personal contemplative vision carved out a strong presence in the international art scene.

About the Publisher
Thames & Hudson was founded in 1949 by Walter and Eva Neurath. Their passion and mission was to create a ‘museum without walls’ and to make accessible to a large reading public the world of art and the research of top scholars. To reflect its international outlook the name for the company linked the rivers flowing through London and New York, represented in its logo by two dolphins symbolizing friendship and intelligence, one facing east, one west, suggesting a connection between the Old World and the New.

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