The book as a work of art in its own right: in XXL format (41.5 x 31.5 cm), with a special cover material and silver hot foil stamping - reflecting the contents of the book, the snow and the vast icy landscapes of Greenland.
One of very few illustrated books on Greenland that shows the facets of its beauty in varied and high-quality photography: impressive close-ups of polar bears, aerial views of beautiful structures created from land, water and ice, authentic portraits of indigenous people and their living conditions
Greenland is bigger than Germany, France, Spain, Sweden and the UK combined. And yet we know very little about this huge island with its low population density. In "Greenland" Fokion Zissiadis, whose first illustrated book "Iceland" was published by teNeues in 2015, shows us that a closer look is really worthwhile. We see formations of rock, water, snow and ice, which in combination with the play of light and shadow unfold an incomparable beauty. Animals on land, water and in the air appear sometimes in long shots and sometimes in breathtaking close-ups. Fokion Zissiadis also captures the inhabitants and their settlements.
The high-quality photographs, including many spectacular aerial shots taken from helicopters, appear in a size of up to 83 cm in width. The pictures are accompanied by a very personal interview in which Fokion Zissiadis describes how and why Greenland became the motif of his work. But also that he approached the undertaking a little too lightly. He draws our attention to the indigenous Inuit population but also to the dangers to Greenland's nature. With its opulent décor, "Greenland" is a wonderful object for rediscovering the slowness and beauty of the book world, for lingering quietly over individual pictures or for opening the book decoratively on the coffee table.