All Beauty Must Die


Authors: Patrícia Almeida & David-Alexandre Guéniot
Design: Léo Favier
Format: 195 x 245 mm, 84 pp.
Print: risograph and digital color print, silkscreen (cover)
Edition: 200 copies

November 2011



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(PT)

All Beauty Must Die explora um ambiente idílico, misturando referências do romantismo literário inglês do século XIX e da música pop rock.
 O título tem a sua origem na canção Where the Wild Roses Grow de Nick Cave e no poema Ode on Melancholy de John Keats: “She dwells with Beauty - Beauty that must die”. O livro reúne fotografias feitas em festivais de música de Verão e comentários deixados por visitantes à exposição All Beauty Must Die. Referindo-se ao universo das fanzines, estabelece um diálogo entre imagens a preto e branco altamente contrastadas e mensagens anónimas de amor, slogans políticos, pensamentos soltos, citações e testemunhos.


(ENG)

All Beauty Must Die explores an idyllic ambience, mixing references from 19th century English literary romanticism and pop rock music. The title is a reference to the lyrics of Nick Cave’s Where the Wild Roses Grow, but also to John Keats’ Ode on Melancholy: “She dwells with Beauty – Beauty that must die”. The book gathers photographs made in summer music festivals and comments left by visitors to the exhibition All Beauty Must Die. Alluding to the world of fanzines, it establishes a dialogue between highly contrasted black and white images and anonymous love messages, political slogans, loose thoughts, quotes or testimonies.






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