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Sophie Calle & Jean-Paul Demoule: The Elevator Resides in 501

Publisher: Actes Sud Condition: New Format: Softcover
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Step into the captivating world of artist Sophie Calle as she unveils the mysterious and intriguing tale of the abandoned Hôtel du Palais d'Orsay. Over five years, Calle delved into the forgotten depths of room 501, capturing the essence of the deserted hotel with her lens, and uncovering a treasure trove of forgotten relics.

  • Photographs of the abandoned hotel
  • Customer reception cards
  • Old telephones
  • Diaries and messages

Now, decades later, room 501 has vanished, making way for an elevator. Journey through the artist's archive of photography, letters, and invoices as she breathes life into a lost world, transporting you to a bygone era of elegance and enigma.

Renowned French archaeologist Jean-Paul Demoule adds a layer of depth to this enthralling narrative, offering insightful commentary on the relics discovered by Calle. His words merge fact and fiction, creating an intricate web of intrigue that will keep you captivated until the very last page. This book is not just a collection of memories - it's an art project that resembles an investigation notebook, inviting you to be a part of the enigmatic journey.

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Product type:Art Book
Location: United States of America
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Publisher: Actes Sud Condition: New Format: Softcover


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Maison Plage is an ode to the meeting of unlikely things—images, artefacts, artworks, ideas—and to the transportive possibilities revealed when they’re collaged. (Its name translates, quite literally, to house and beach, suggesting both French grandeur and the American coast.) Since its founding in 2019 by Kelly Croteau, it’s become a destination for those seeking rare, out of print, and new books, especially those relating to fashion, art, design and photography—from the avant-garde to the natural world. Each book is hand-selected by Croteau, who travels widely to source them.

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