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Set with volumes 17, 18 and 19 from the series Recueil (d’images du monde oriental-occidental) / 157 photographs, 105 in colour, and 28 facsimiles of drawings and photocopies, knotted thread stitching

Publisher Note

As part of her long-term study “Memphis”, Basel-based artist Cécile Hummel presents a series of photo magazines and provides an insight into her constantly growing picture archive. In her current body of work, she focuses on the Mediterranean region, the evidences of history and the mutual cultural influences of Orient and Occident. During a studio residency in Cairo in 2012/2013 and various journeys and short stays in the Mediterranean region – Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Sicily, Lebanon – in the following years she created drawings and particularly photographs that document and reflect the mutual cultural impacts, especially in architecture, but also the changes caused by tourism. Materials from this research have now been published for the first time.
In order to reflect the character of an accumulative collection and to take into account the unfinished nature of an open archive, the publication appears as a continuous series of individual issues of the magazine “Recueil (d’images du monde oriental-occidental)”.
This set consists of the three volumes “Recueil 17 – Cairo Downtown”, “Recueil 18 – Cairo Al Fostat” as well as “Recueil 19 – Memphis/Luxor” and comes with an illustrated index of the images used.

Artists’ Book

Recueil 17–19 (Set 1)

— Cairo Downtown / Cairo Al Fostat / Memphis/Luxor

by Cécile Hummel

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2017
Designer: Georg Rutishauser
Artist: Cécile Hummel
Series Recueil, 17–19 (Set 1)
Printrun 450
ISBN-13: 978-3-03746-220-1
Dimensions 24.3 × 34.0 cm
Pages 170
Technique Offset Printing