josef chladek

on photobooks and books

 

Jonathan Rentschler - LOVE




Jonathan Rentschler - LOVE (Front)

Jonathan Rentschler - LOVE (Front)

Jonathan Rentschler - LOVE (Spine)

Jonathan Rentschler - LOVE (Spine)

Jonathan Rentschler - LOVE (Back)

Jonathan Rentschler - LOVE (Back)



» Go directly to the sample spreads

Hardcover, edition of 400 copies. Design by Christopher van Auken, text by Mark Suciu.

LOVE follows the last generation of LOVE Park inhabitants and reveals life as it was within this notorious urban plaza. The images, gathered over a three-year span, tell the story of a deeply rooted community shadowed by a police state and a biased city government. Ultimately the victim of urban revitalization, the park closed in February 2016 for a $16 million complete renovation. But the diehard locals refused to leave, continuing to skate the plaza even as it turned to rubble. In the end, LOVE is a narrative about loss.

LOVE Park (1965-2016), also known as John F. Kennedy Plaza, was located in the center of Philadelphia. Architect Vincent Kling drafted the mid-century urban design, which was then implemented by city planner Edmund Bacon. Although it was not designed for skateboarding, the plaza was host to a wave of skateboarders who first discovered its granite expanses as early as the 1980s. It was raised to global renown in the late ’90s with a surge of media coverage. Today, LOVE Park is remembered as one of the foremost landmarks of street skateboarding.

Order at Paradigm Publishing.

Pages: 176
Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Year: 2016
Publisher: Paradigm Publishing
Size: 22 x 29 cm (approx.)

Newsletter / Facebook

Don't miss my updates and news on photobooks - register for free - or follow my updates on the virtual bookshelf on facebook.


Sample pages for LOVE
Sample page 1 for book Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE

Sample page 1 for book "Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE", josefchladek.com

Sample page 2 for book Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE

Sample page 2 for book "Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE", josefchladek.com

Sample page 3 for book Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE

Sample page 3 for book "Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE", josefchladek.com

Sample page 4 for book Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE

Sample page 4 for book "Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE", josefchladek.com

Sample page 5 for book Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE

Sample page 5 for book "Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE", josefchladek.com

Sample page 6 for book Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE

Sample page 6 for book "Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE", josefchladek.com

Sample page 7 for book Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE

Sample page 7 for book "Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE", josefchladek.com

Sample page 8 for book Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE

Sample page 8 for book "Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE", josefchladek.com

Sample page 9 for book Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE

Sample page 9 for book "Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE", josefchladek.com

Sample page 10 for book Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE

Sample page 10 for book "Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE", josefchladek.com

Sample page 11 for book Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE

Sample page 11 for book "Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE", josefchladek.com

Sample page 12 for book Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE

Sample page 12 for book "Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE", josefchladek.com

Sample page 13 for book Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE

Sample page 13 for book "Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE", josefchladek.com

Sample page 14 for book Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE

Sample page 14 for book "Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE", josefchladek.com

Sample page 15 for book Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE

Sample page 15 for book "Jonathan Rentschler – LOVE", josefchladek.com

Other books tagged Skaters (see all)
Other books tagged Cities (see all)
Other books by Paradigm Publishing (see all)