THE PROVENCE SUMMER READER: AFTER DARK
Don’t be deceived by the dark metal tone of the cover, or the winter release date. The PROVENCE Summer Reader: After Dark (the second book co-published by Paraguay Press and PROVENCE) is a reader for all seasons – a reverse roman de gare for all flights! Maintaining the light tone of The PROVENCE City Guide: NICE, After Dark combines new and historical texts by artists, writers and cultural agents that ballades amongst the themes of seduction, glamour and politics. Infused with the effects of technology on our social relations, the contributions vary from narratives about cruising on the French Riviera, to reflections on the art world, from sexual investigation, to poetry, not to mention a series of illustrations by Siw Umsonst.
A flirty book to flick through or read cover-to-cover, After Dark offers you a nice excuse to do nothing but read during sunny days on a ski-resort terrace or hot nights in bed with light breezes. Wave your expectations goodbye and experience intimate encounters with celebrity (Maria Callas’ weight problems, at least) through the eyes of Helmut Berger. Go deeper into the work of desire via a discussion between Carter Mull and Shelby Sells, or a dinner confession recalled by Marina Pinsky. Get into Gerry Bibby’s head and reflect on consumerist logic through his socio-politico-sexual vignettes, and so much more… After Dark is the perfect mixer for all spirits.
This feather-weight pocket book is also distributed as a supplement to PROVENCE: Issue E. See www.provence.st for more details.
Edited by Tobias Kaspar and Hannes Loichinger
Authors: Helmut Berger, Gerry Bibby, Sylvie Fleury, Lina Grumm, Holde Heuer, Karl Holmqvist, Pascal Janovjak, The Las Vegas Courtesan, Andrea Legiehn, Henning Lundkvist, Martial & Daniele Milvo, Carter Mull & Shelby Sells, Lodovico Pignatti Morano, Bonny Poon, Marina Pinsky, Georgia Sagri, Seyoung Yoon
Illustrations by Siw Umsonst. Photograph on back cover by Josephine Pryde. Designed by Pascal Storz and Fabian Bremer
Printed at Europrint Medien, Berlin
Edition of 1000
Text in English
Softcover glowing in the dark, 184 pages, 18 x 11 cm