Dreams of Flying 2 (Limited Edition Book)

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Hardback 9 available
Edition of 1000


25 x 15 cm

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NB: Card Hardcover
24 pages, 12 colour pictures
ISBN: 978-0-9554470-3-7

Published by: The Photographer’s Office
Publication date: 2008

Each book has been numbered by the artist


"What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn't have done it" is a quote from Mark Twain that greets you on the home page of Jan von Holleben's website. And in Jan's world everything is about the joy of play.

In the second volume of his celebrated series "Dreams of Flying", Jan explores childhood fantasies. The desire to fly, become superman or a pirate sailing on the high seas are all reconstructed with the help of neighbourhood children and ordinary household objects. In this world of make believe, rubbish bins become the skyscrapers of Manhattan, vacuum cleaners are transformed into ghost busting weapons and scuba diving flippers turn children into butterflies.

The simplicity of a child lying on the floor surrounded by props becomes a fantastical tableaux that returns us the magic of childhood.

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