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Published as volume 24 in the series Recueil (d’images du monde oriental-occidental) / 52 photographs, 40 in colour, and 11 facsimiles of drawings, 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)”.

Artists’ Book

Recueil 24

— Esna/Luxor/Gourna

by Cécile Hummel

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2018
Designer: Georg Rutishauser
Artist: Cécile Hummel
Series Recueil, 24
Printrun 150
ISBN-13: 978-3-03746-224-9
Dimensions 24.3 × 34.0 cm
Pages 52
Technique Offset Printing