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Greenland

Greenland

By (author) Fokion Zissiadis

$475.00

Publishing 29th Mar 2023
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  • Exceptionally presented in an oversized format with silver hot foil stamping, and a soft white fabric cover for a unique haptic experience – reflecting the snow and the vast icy landscapes of Greenland
  • Foreword by a well-known personality, stressing the aspect of nature and sustainability
  • One of very few illustrated books about Greenland showing a great variety of Greenland’s facets in high-quality photography: impressive close-ups of polar bears, aerial shots of beautiful structures created by land, water and ice, authentic portraits of natives and their living conditions
Full Description

Greenland is larger than Germany, France, Spain, Sweden and Great Britain combined. And yet we know very little about this huge island with its low population density.

In Greenland, Fokion Zissiadis, whose first illustrated book Iceland was published by teNeues in 2015, shows us that it really is worth taking a closer look.

We see formations of rock, water, snow and ice, which in combination with the play of light and shadow unfold an incomparable beauty. Animals on land, water and in the air appear sometimes in long shots and sometimes in breathtaking close-ups. Fokion Zissiadis also captures the inhabitants and their settlements.

The high-quality photographs, including many spectacular aerial shots taken from helicopters, appear in sizes up to 83 cm in width.

The images are accompanied by a very personal interview in which Fokion Zissiadis describes how and why Greenland became the subject of his work. But also that he approached the undertaking a bit too lightly. He draws our attention to the indigenous Inuit population but also the dangers to Greenland’s nature.

With its opulent décor, Greenland is a wonderful object to rediscover the slowness and beauty of the book world, to linger quietly over individual images or to open the book decoratively on the coffee table.

About the Author

Born in 1956 in Thessaloniki in northern Greece, Fokion Zissiadis first became involved in photography while studying architecture in Philadelphia. He returned from the United States to carry on the family tradition in tourism and was, from 1989 to 2016, one of the major shareholders in the renowned Sani Resort in Chalkidiki and vice-president of Sani S.A. From 2016 onwards, he has been fully committed to his passion for landscape photography and adventure traveling by visualizing and organizing solo photographic expeditions to remote destinations of great natural beauty. His photographic work covers a wide range of geological phenomena and diverse terrains: deserts, glaciers, savannahs, jungles, volcanoes, rivers, seas, mountain ranges and uplands. His photographic projects have taken him across the length and breadth of Europe, but also to Iceland, Greenland, Vietnam, Patagonia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Chile, China, Russia, the United States of America and the Bahamas. His first book, Iceland, was published in February 2016 by teNeues. His second, Vietnam, was published by Rizzoli Publishing House in September 2020 and became the recipient of the National Publication Award from the Department of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam in 2021. Greenland is Fokion’s third published work. Morocco and South Africa are his current works in progress. His first solo photography exhibition took place in October 2019 at the Benaki Museum in Athens under the title Icebergs – From Genesis to Extinction.

Specifications
Publisher
teNeues Books
ISBN
9783961714476
Publish date
29th Mar 2023
Binding
Hardback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
12.4 in x 16.34 in
Pages
356 Pages
Illustrations
190 color, 40 b&w
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