Josef Koudelka: Ruins


A record of Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka’s grand tour around ancient Mediterranean sites


ISBN: 9780500545348 Category:

Josef Koudelka


Between 1991 and 2015, Josef Koudelka completed an epic journey across twenty countries bordering the Mediterranean, stopping at over 200 Greek and Roman archaeological sites, relentlessly researching the beauty of the ancient world.

Before the Magnum photographer, nobody had attempted to make such a comprehensive photographic record of these artefacts with so much persistence and so little assistance. In this book, produced in close collaboration with the photographer, Koudelka’s aim was to use art to re-appropriate a world that is escaping us and that we could lose – a world where the mind alternates between reason and faith, law and liberty.

Additional information

Weight 2462 g
Dimensions 24.4 x 32.3 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 20 July 2020
Number of pages 368
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Alain Schnapp, Héloïse Conésa, and Bernard Latarjet
Dimensions 24.4 x 32.3 cm
Weight 2462 g


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