A Day In The Life of Mikael Olsson

A Day In The Life of Mikael Olsson
Author: Mikael Olsson
Publisher: Libraryman
Language: English
Pages: -
Size: 12 x 18 cm
Weight: 47 g
Binding: No
ISBN: -
Availability: In stock
Price: €15.00
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In the limited edition series A day in the life of... photographers are portraying a day in their lives, fiction as non-fiction. The sixth publication in this monthly series is completed by Stockholm based photographer Mikael Olsson. The airy, dreamy b/w images in this publication were shot on the island of Capri. Their subject is the Villa Lysis, a mansion that was built for the French poet and writer Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen. After fleeing France in 1903 after being accused of "indeecency" with young boys, Count d'Adelswärd-Fersen lived in the building with his lover Nino Cesarini until his drug-related suicide in 1923.

The building itself was designed by architect Edouard Chimot in an Italianized version of Art Noveau. The entrance bears the Latin inscription Amori et dolori sacrum - A Holy Place for Love and Sorrow.

Mikael Olsson, born 1969 in Gothenburg (Sweden), recently finished the book Södrakull Frösakull (Steidl), a photographic portrait of designer and architect Bruno Mathsson's private homes in Sweden. The images from the book have been exhibited by the Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Concept, design and editing by creative unit Andreas och Fredrika.