Arnholm & Rifbjerg — Untitled (Fotografier og digte fra New York)

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Flemming Arnholm & Klaus Rifbjerg. Copenhagen: Forlaget Rhodos, 1969. Original paper boards. Unpaginated. Light, barely visible soiling to one of the panels and tiny surface marks to one of the cover panels, some overall minor wear to edges else fine, clean and above average well preserved copy

Largely unknown 60s hip artist book by Danish photographer Flemming Arnholm and poet Klaus Rifbjerg: ‘Fotografier og digte fra New York’ (‘Photographs and poems from New York’). Poems by Rifbjerg (in Danish) and photographs in black and white by Arnholm. Young photographer Flemming Arnholm went to New York in 1968 where he wrote articles and reviews on photography for a Danish photo magazine. In New York he met and interviewed Richard Avedon, Karsh, Irving Penn and other star photographers and during that period he shot the photos for this book. The book was arranged by Michael Malling (who did several outstanding and award winning graphic designs for books published by Rhodos) and the result was a highly unusual photo book object, a 2-way folded ‘leporello’ or accordion-book (it can be folded and placed in various ways) containing very fine photographs from New York late 1960’s. It was chosen as one the 28 most important Danish photo books for the catalogue and exhibition ’28 Danish Photographic Books’ (2006) in connection with exhibition ‘The Open Book’ by The Hasselblad Centre (2004). The book unfolds in different ways and directions: one of the central panels unfolds vertically whereas the lateral panels unfold horizontally, allowing for different combination and juxtaposition of pictures. The panels can also be unfolded in ways that allow the book to take different geometric forms and to become a photobook-sculpture. First (and only) edition

Arnholm & Rifbjerg — Untitled (Fotografier og digte fra New York)