Searching For Sebald – Photography After W.G. Sebald – Out of Print

Lise Patt, Christel Dillbohner (Ed.)

  • ICI Press
  • 2017
  • ISBN 9781889917115
  • 631 pages
  • bounded, 300 illustrations
  • 26 × 20 × 4.5 cm

ICI Press is pleased to announce the publication of Searching for Sebald: Photography After W.G. Sebald, a collection of original essays and visual projects inspired by the work of W.G. Sebald. The interest in Sebald has crossed disciplines, igniting passionate dialogues among and between scholars and practioners. This unique project, with its intricate weave of image and text, captures this spirited conversation in both theory and praxis. Searching for Sebald is edited by Lise Patt, founder and director of the Institute of Cultural Inquiry, with Christel Dillbohner. The book is distributed by D.A.P. (Distributed Art Publishers).

Although many recent scholarly texts address Sebald’s complex prose, Searching for Sebald is the first to explore Sebald’s fictive world through the idiosyncratic and anti-heroic photographs that propel and interrupt his labyrinthine narratives. Theoretical essays approach Sebald through the multiple filters of art history, film and photographic studies, cultural theory, and psychoanalysis. Contemporary visual art projects offer a more anamorphic reading of this bricoleur. The book also features an English translation of an interview Sebald gave in 1997 in which he talks exclusively about his use of photographs. Searching for Sebald is the 7th in a series of publications by ICI Press that explores the methodologies of culture.
f   eaturing artwork by : Shimon Attie, Joseph Beuys, Christian Boltanski, Andre Breton, Rolf Dieter Brinkmann, Walther Brüx, Tacita Dean, Marcel Duchamp, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rodney Graham, Vic Muniz, Adam Pendleton, Gerhard Richter