Ata Kandó - Kalypso & Nausikaä (Signed copy)


Ata Kandó - Kalypso & Nausikaä (Signed copy)


Title: Kalypso & Nausikaä

Photographer: Ata Kandó

Text: Homerus

Design: Lex Reitsma (after a design by Jurriaan Schrofer)

Publisher: De Verbeelding, Amsterdam

ISBN: 9074159664 

Year: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 48 pp.

Size: 22 x 28 cm.

Language: Dutch 

Notes: Signed / Out of print. Limited edition of 150.

Kalypso & Nausikaä is the second book by Ata Kandó. Like Dream in the forest, it is a story about the children of the photographer, this time based on the chapters 'Kalypso' and 'Nausikaä' from the book Odyssey by Homer.

About the artist:

Hungarian-born Ata Kandó (1913-2017) studied photography in her native country, but it was in Paris in the 1940s and 50s where she truly honed her craft. She worked in the Magnum lab and it was here that she met the man who would later become her husband, Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken. Kandó moved to Amsterdam with him in the mid-1950s, but the marriage quickly ended. In 1957, she published the first edition of her iconic photobook Dream in the Woods, starring her children as the main characters in one of the first photo novels, and marking her breakthrough as an artist. Kandó went on to become one of the most prolific female Dutch photographers of the 20th century.

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