Written in the West

Written in the West
Wim Wenders

Städtische Galerie Schwarzes Kloster

Freiburg, Germany 1992

France 1990
Goethe Institute

Stockholm, Sweden 1998
Film Society of Miami

Miami, USA 1988
Palazzo della Triennale di Milano

Milan, Italy 1988
Encontros de Fotografia

Coimbra, Portugal 1987
Centre Pompidou

Paris, France 1986
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From the book WRITTEN IN THE WEST:

In preparation for shooting the film Paris, texas in late 1983, Wim Wenders traveled the West equipped with a 6 x 7 medium format camera searching out subjects and location that would bring that desolate landscape to life. For several months he drove the empty highways of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California, transfixed by the vastness of a country saturated with light and color and energizedby the American cowboy mystique. Even in the twentieth century, it was a landscape that had lost none of ist evocative, mythic power. This collection of lush, colorful photographs magnificently displays what Wenders’ practiced eye sought out: dramatic and visually arresting images, haunting vistas, and the poetic dilapidation of a country touched by man but ruled by nature.