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Viviane Sassen (photos), Emanuele Coccia (text)

Modern Alchemy

JBE Books, Paris — 2022
SFr. 39.00
Pages: 160
Edition: International Edition
Dimensions: 20 × 26 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 978-2-36568-063-9

Modern Alchemy is the brainchild of Viviane Sassen and Emanuele Coccia. The photographer and the philosopher—both leading figures in their fields—weaved together images and words, engaging in a fruitful dialogue deeply rooted in the Champagne terroir and the inspiring relationship Maison Perrier-Jouët entertains with art and nature.

A series of 80 photographs and an essay intersect and collide, creating a space where the creativity of matter throughout all living things can be marveled at anew.

Pictures mix and match with ideas, the history of planet Earth encounters that of artistic creation, and matter joins hands with the mind—producing an infinitely manifold work of art and establishing a modern alchemy where both vision and thought can be upended and renewed.

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