Thomas Mailaender - CATHEDRAL CARS


This vast picture book (which comes in two distinct tartan colour combinations) pays tribute to 'cathedral cars', a term used to describe vehicles that cross over the Mediterranean from the port of Marseilles. French multimedia artist Thomas Mailaender has captured portraits of such vehicles in Cathedral Cars, published by RVB Books (Paris). Vehicles of all shapes and sizes are seen here sporting excess quantities of luggage, junk and general stuff, piled on their roof-racks in spectacular arrangements, which point towards popular art and sculpture. Included is a 12-page booklet containing a text by Marc Augé and a collection of found images by Mailaender.

36 pages, 30 x 38cm, hardcover, RVB Books (Paris).