Klaus Zinser: Perú (Hardcover)

Klaus Zinser: Perú By Klaus Zinser (Photographer), Herbert Maier (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Teresa Rosas (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Klaus Zinser (Photographer), Herbert Maier (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Teresa Rosas (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, German photography Klaus Zinser (born 1950) made numerous trips to Peru, before finally relocating from Freiburg (in south-western Germany) to Lima, where he spent four years documenting the country's rare blend of ancient and modern. Entranced by Peru's preservation of Inca cosmology and spiritual values, and its unique syncretism between native Inca and colonial Catholic religions, Zinser undertook to pursue traces of the ancient in the everyday. The photographs gathered in this new large-format monograph easily shrug off the traps and clich's of the tourist gaze, highlighting instead the ordinariness of the archaic--with an occasional breathtaking panorama of an Inca temple high up the Andes, surrounded by vast stretches of forest and mountainscape. Throughout the book, Zinser's text offers contextualizing commentary on the survival of ritual and tradition in all regions of the country.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783866784154
ISBN-10: 3866784155
Publisher: Kerber Verlag
Publication Date: June 30th, 2011
Pages: 224
Language: English