The Walls of Suzhou Gardens – A Photographic Journey

In the Chinese gardens of Suzhou, walls are transformed into landscapes and surfaces into spaces. The photographer Hélène Binet captures the influences and traces of the environment on built structures in a wonderful way. The book The Walls of Suzhou Gardens shows a journey through imaginary landscapes. The photographs show how weather and time have turned blank walls into vivid depictions of nature. Architecture becomes a window for imagination. Hélène Binet creates an interaction between foreground and background and thus enables the two- and three-dimensional image to be shifted. The book plays with thephotographs in a almost philosophical way and precisely distinguishes between framed or full bleed images to stimulate the viewer's imagination and interpretation.

Photographer: Hélène Binet
Authors: Byoung Soo Cho, Eugénie Shinkle
and Juhani Pallasmaa
Design: Integral Lars Müller
Production: DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg, DE
Paper: Galaxi Supermat, 150 g/m2
Font: Neue Haas Unica 
200 × 250 mm