Mono No Aware - Limited Edition - Anton Kusters

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  • Mono No Aware - Limited Edition - Anton Kusters
  • Mono No Aware - Limited Edition - Anton Kusters
  • Mono No Aware - Limited Edition - Anton Kusters
  • Mono No Aware - Limited Edition - Anton Kusters
  • Mono No Aware - Limited Edition - Anton Kusters
  • Mono No Aware - Limited Edition - Anton Kusters

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(limited edition version - 50 copies, numbered and signed, including 3 edition prints that are not reproduced in the book.)
 

Finally it's here. I'm proud to present to you a new book: Mono No Aware.

Mono no aware is quite different from Yakuza. It's a leap. It's based on a thought rather than a story (if that makes any sense). It's actually a Japanese term used to describe an awareness of passing moments of life (read more about that here).

The book itself is quite different too, and completely assembled by hand: when you open the hardcover, you'll see inside there's no traditional binding at all, but rather 4 LP record style sleeves stitched together, each with a 2.5 meter (8 feet) long "harmonica" folded chapter of the book inside. And then there's a page that folds around all this, keeping everything in place, providing context.
Here's the introduction text:

Once in a while, my body decides my mind needs to take a moment to stare into the distance – preferably through a window.
When I go out the door, I feel more at ease carrying in my pockets a tiny wooden airplane, a coin, a ••••• •• ••••••, and a cherry pip.
Whenever I feel that tiny sadness for the beauty of things passing, I try to make images.
Somehow, it feels like a profoundly important thing to do.
As if I want to keep those moments; in a way give them more time than they had,
until I’m ready to let go. 

So there you go.

I'm again standing naked before you... presenting yet again a little piece of what's inside my mind. I hope you like it.

- Anton Kusters

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publication date: July 15, 2014
ISBN 9789491270000
first edition
size: 200mm x 260mm (or 7.9″ x 10.2″)
64 pages, full color
hardcover
paper: Arctic Volume High White 115, 150 & 250g/m2
cover paper: Eska Black 1.25mm
contents:
32 principal images of the MONO NO AWARE project
photographs and design by Anton Kusters
photo editing by Diego Orlando
printed by Grafiche Antiga, Italy
published by zabrozas* (anton kusters)
supported by burn magazine

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