'Stimulating, intimate, heartfelt and beautifully designed, this is a book to be treasured'
'It is such a true and lovely record - gentle, affectionate, seeking…I am so glad you have allowed your reader to listen in.
And, of course, visually so beautiful.'
'I love its form and concept and look, the hand-written, the visuals, the back and forth, the type. I love it.'
'Lapwing & Fox' is a series of conversations in the form of letters and small books sent between two friends, writer and critic John Berger and artist and film-maker John Christie.
Complementing their award-winning correspondence on the subject of colour, 'I Send You This Cadmium Red', published in 2000, 'Lapwing & Fox' covers a wide range of ideas surrounding art and artists, drawing and painting, nature and place.
As well as the close scrutiny of works by Giacometti, Modigliani, Frank Auerbach and others, and recollections of working with fellow artists and writers, the correspondence also explores a whole range of unexpectedly connected subjects, from making drawings of the dead and dying to encounters with barn owls and hares, and discussions of the mythologies surrounding them; from journeys on the Silk Road and observations of the night sky in Tajikistan to memories of the carved stone churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia and meditations on angels in literature, art and film...
The 288-page full-colour hardback book can be ordered from your local bookshop or directly from Objectif. If you have any questions about 'Lapwing & Fox' please email:
BOOK OF THE YEAR - overall winner of the East Anglian Book Awards 2017
Price including UK postage: £28.00
An exhibition of the letters, books and related art-works from this correspondence: 'Looking Beyond - conversations between John Berger and John Christie' was on display at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, UEA, Norwich from May to November 2016.
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